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    Looking to purchase some surrounds for a 5.1 setup to match my SHO 10 LCR, being driven by a Denon 990 AVR with LFM1-Plus outlaw sub.

    Considering the new M1's Craig is working on but have also been reading about some bi-pole speakers for surround.

    The Axiom QS8's are a little too pricey...curious if anyone is familiar with the Emotiva XRS 4.1s? They seem to have a low effeciency compared to the SHO10s at 85db (6ohm). Didnt know if this would be an issue.

    I just want to be sure if I listen at high volumes that I wont begin to hear any distortion coming from my surrounds. Volume is usually around -15 to -10db.

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    Those are similar to the AV123 RS300's. I would worry about them keeping up with the sho's in highly dynamic scenes at high volumes.

    The difference between my old RS300's vs the sho10's I now use for surrounds is pretty dramatic. I hear way more detail in very busy scenes.

    I'd also worry about blowing tweeters at high volume.
    LCR: Gedlee Abbeys for LR and Nathan for Center Surround & rear 4 x Sho10's
    Subs: 4 x 18.2
    Electronics: Marantz SR7002, Acurus 200x3 (LCR), PS3, HTPC, CDP300, Mits HC1500, Elite Peregrine 2.35 156" Acousticpro4k


    • #3
      Check out the Mirage OMDR surrounds. They seem very capable, have good reviews and are cheaper than the QS8.