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    Default OWM3/OWM5 as surrounds for RTi A setup?

    Hey guys,

    So my couch is straight up against the wall... and against the corner as well on the right side. There's no room to the back or side of it. I'm thinking about getting some small speakers as surrounds (entertaining the idea) and probably located them right above our heads behind the couch. Currently running 3.1. Would these blend ok for home theater? Wouldn't use them for music since I'll stick with 2.1 for that.

    Is this a good idea or should I stick with 3.1? Thanks!

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    I'll try to post a pic later tonight so you guys can see what I'm talking about :)

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    If u hav some room on the side, u cud go w/ either FXiAx or RTiAx. I hav my couch against the wall and I'm trying different things to keep 7.1, though Polk Gurus suggest to keep 5.1 :)

    Living Room: 7.3: Samsung - LN52A750, Pioneer Elite SC07
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    Quote Originally Posted by vijayl View Post
    If u hav some room on the side, u cud go w/ either FXiAx or RTiAx. I hav my couch against the wall and I'm trying different things to keep 7.1, though Polk Gurus suggest to keep 5.1 :)
    no room unfortunately... anyone heard owm's with the rti a's? :)

    Fronts: Energy RC-70
    Center: Energy RC-LCR
    Surrounds: Energy Veritas 1.0CM
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    Receiver: Onkyo TX-SR705
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    Quote Originally Posted by Menasor View Post
    no room unfortunately... anyone heard owm's with the rti a's? :)
    I am running OWM3s with RTi8 fronts and a CSi3 center in 5.1. I have been very happy with the sound of these little guys. They blend perfectly into the system.

    I was a bit skeptical at first given their unique shape and driver size, but I have to say they more than hold their own. Crisp/accurate highs and very detailed midrange...no real bass response, though the sub is there to cover it. Very impressive little speaker, and they look quite cool as well mounted up in the corners.

    Curious to hear others' impressions...
    Sony KDF-46V3000
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    Fronts: RTi8
    Center: CSi3
    Surrounds: OWM3
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    Quote Originally Posted by cabbiepimpin View Post
    I am running OWM3s with RTi8 fronts and a CSi3 center in 5.1. I have been very happy with the sound of these little guys. They blend perfectly into the system.

    I was a bit skeptical at first given their unique shape and driver size, but I have to say they more than hold their own. Crisp/accurate highs and very detailed midrange...no real bass response, though the sub is there to cover it. Very impressive little speaker, and they look quite cool as well mounted up in the corners.

    Curious to hear others' impressions...
    Thanks for the response! I'm getting closer and closer to getting these since you have a very similar system.

    Fronts: Energy RC-70
    Center: Energy RC-LCR
    Surrounds: Energy Veritas 1.0CM
    Subwoofer: SVS PC12-NSD
    Receiver: Onkyo TX-SR705
    Amplifier: Denon POA-2200 w/ Ben's ICs


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    Think you should seriously consider FXi series

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    Quote Originally Posted by jacob.simpson View Post
    Think you should seriously consider FXi series
    No room though... The speakers will literally be next to my head if I sat at the edge of the couch... The FXi speakers are pretty big...

    Fronts: Energy RC-70
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    Surrounds: Energy Veritas 1.0CM
    Subwoofer: SVS PC12-NSD
    Receiver: Onkyo TX-SR705
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    I've been looking at either the 3's or 5's for the side and rear four speakers as well. I listened to the 3's, but haven't seen the 5's in a store just yet. The 3's sounded pretty good (for their size), how much better would the 5's be for twice the price (I need to get four so if it's not that much difference, I may as well stick with the 3's.)

    They are only rated to 100w so I sent a note to Polk asking if a 130wpc receiver would be an issue -- they didn't think so. Any other thoughts on these line of speakers?
    AVR - Denon 3808CI 7.1
    Mains - Polk Audio RTi12's
    Center - Polk Audio CSi5
    Surrounds - Polk Audio OWM3's
    Rear - Polk Audio OWM3's
    Sub - Klipsch Sub 12
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    Menasor - The OWM series would be a great choice for your application.

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