Best small rear surround speakers

ronildo

Standard Member
Hi,

I dont have enough space behind my seating position for full sized rear surround speakers so have been looking into small/compact/pod types and looking for any recommendations.

The amp is a Yamaha RXV1067. The fronts I have are B&W 685s & CC6 centre, so need something to compliment the sound of these.

So far I have seen:
Rear Speakers - Q Acoustics Q-AV System Rear Speakers 'Disappearing' rear speakers for the Q-AV System....

Boston Acoustics Soundware Satellite Speaker - Single - Satellite Speakers - Audiovisual Online - Home Cinema and Hifi Specialists

Cambridge Audio MINX MIN10 Black | Single Speaker | Richer Sounds

Minx Min 20 speaker

Looking for the best out of these or any other recommendations.

Thanks
 

AV Online

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Unfortunately the Q Acoustics Q-AV has been discontinued, but not a bad choice if you can still find some around. Audio HD45 and HD90 are others you may want to consider. I'd be tempted to say the minx and soundware may be a little underpowered compared with your fronts, but not much you can do if they HAVE to be compact. Monitor Might in-ceiling be an option you're willing to consider?
 

Suave

Distinguished Member
Hi,

I have some Stainless Steel Orbs which would be right up your street - sadly they have some dents in the speaker grille but if that does not bother you, I can let you have them for a pretty good deal - if interested, let me know & I will place an ad in the forum classifieds

Suave!
 

paulrw

Active Member
Iam looking for small white surrounds to.
vearing towards the minx min20's. Only get them from richer sounds/amazon, so their recommendations seem a little limited??
 

mgfredy

Active Member
paulrw said:
Iam looking for small white surrounds to.
vearing towards the minx min20's. Only get them from richer sounds/amazon, so their recommendations seem a little limited??

I been using moudrant short alumi speakers which are white very pleased with them only recently upgraded got them from richer sounds
 

ronildo

Standard Member
Thanks for the suggestions, my only other experience of small satellites have been from a Sony DAV S550 package, and I found them to be very "tinny" and bright. How do these newer small speakers compare?

Do they blend in with full size fronts well, or would you notice that they are small satellites?
 

PSM1

Distinguished Member
Why not get some bipole/dipole speakers? Something like the Monitor Audio BXFX. They are designed to be fitted flush to a wall and be used in set ups with limited or no room behind the viewing location. They will give a very dispersed sound and probably the best surround experience for your circumstances.
 

ronildo

Standard Member
Why not get some bipole/dipole speakers? Something like the Monitor Audio BXFX. They are designed to be fitted flush to a wall and be used in set ups with limited or no room behind the viewing location. They will give a very dispersed sound and probably the best surround experience for your circumstances.

The dimensions of these are a bit big for my requirements.

And also its in a loft room, so the walls are at a bit of an odd angle so I can only fit small cube type speakers in the ideal location.
 

ShanePJ

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I think if you already have B & W speakers then you should really be looking toward the Monitor Audio R45HD's if you require a really compact speaker. These speaker come with there own fixing bracket's. They may cost a little more than you was looking to spend, but performance wise they'll match better than the other speakers you are looking at and it will save you spending even more money in the long run.

Regards, Shane.
 

Rsvmakkie

Standard Member
I have à pair of b&w M1's as rears and 683's as fronts and am very happy with them.
I have them on the B&W stands but they come with very nice wall mounting brackets!
 

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