Greetings and Salutations; :)
Newbie here. Replacing existing home theater with Polk. Going with 7.1 surround and have LC265i in the font with performance enclousures. For the rear surrounds, I'm using LC65s and am debating if to use the enclosures. These are going in ceiling due to room shape and can be positioned slightly behind the listener WITHOUT the enclosure, but are forced to slightly in front of the listener if USING the enclosure. I am thinking that position wins out and with 7.1 it is more vital to get the rear surrounds truely in the rear. But at the same time don't want the tonal quality to be sharply different.