Limited space for rears - best advice?

Tim_Field

Active Member
Hi all,

I have a 2 seater Sofa that is up against a wall. I need some rear speakers that will be directly behind the sofa. It won't be possible to put speakers on the side walls due to the room layout. I have a Marantz AV8002 and Bryston 5 channel power amp, and running run a centre and front speakers. I can go to 30 width on the speakers if wall mounted or put in very thin floorstanders / high stands with stand mounters. My old house walls mean that speakers cannot be put inside these. I am aware of dipoles and bipoles as well as options. Lots of choice!

Wondering given the restrictions what you'd recommend? I can spend a fair bit but ideally not go crazy.

Thanks, Tim
 

Jester1066

Well-known Member
Hi Tim,

A full width picture of the rear wall & sofa would really help. Off the bat, you could go with Monitor Audio FX (dipole/bipole switchable). They need to be placed at minimum 30cm from any adjacent wall and can be either side or rear wall mounted. Ideal as your sofa (like mine) is against a wall.
 

rccarguy2

Well-known Member
Go bipole or dipole. I've owned and own both types.

Definitive technology bp-1x are quite small
 

martin 39

Well-known Member
I switched to mk m4t tripole coming from bw ds6 s2 dipoles which were brilliant but these blow them away and really small. M40t is the new version which my mate has behind a sofa and they sound amazing
 

martin 39

Well-known Member
My old house was very similar i had my rears on the sides one on the staiecase wall and one one the other worked fine
 

martin 39

Well-known Member
Theres a pair of mk m4t just gone in the classifieds for £180 brilliant surround speakers would fit on the sides a treat and take up very little space
 

Tim_Field

Active Member
Thanks v much. So better to run on the sides e.g. staircase? That'd be a messier solution but technically possible. I was thinking about wall mounted where the martin logans are (these are being sold).
 

martin 39

Well-known Member
Thats how small the mks are
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