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Question Good Cinema/ATMOS Speaker Combination


Active Member
Hi, I am thinking about the following speaker setup and wanted to know what people think of this combination for music + 5.1/7.1 with atmos up firing KEF R50 or similar.

Not sure if mixing the speakers is a problem or not, I like the Radius 45 for the size.

I have not heard or demo'd any of these yet so that will be next stage if people think the combination sounds about right.

Yamaha RXA-1050

B&W CM8 S2

B&W CM Centre S2

B&W ASW10CM S2 Sub

Monitor Audio Radius 45 - surrounds




Distinguished Member
Personally I would want all the main surround speakers to be the same make and model hence I would get B&W surrounds and not MA ones. I would prefer the CM series as surrounds but could look at the M1s as a compromise if size is an issue. B&W are not known for making good value subs so I would get a BK Electronics one instead or if you want to spend more an SVS one instead.
Can not comment on the Atmos speakers as I have not heard them. Again I would tend to want the same make at least in terms of these speakers but not sure how critical this is.

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