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#308421 - 05/28/10 09:24 AM atlantic tech speakers for surrounds to match?
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I know I'm treading dangerious waters ( for good reason! )asking about another speaker here....

But, an on-line store is clearing out Atlantic Technology IWCB-52 In-Wall Speakers. Normally $600 is being sold off for $159 a pair.

I wonder if they'd be good surronds for me. I was going to get the small axiom in walls for this... but these appear to be interesting. Do you guys think they'd tonally be a match for M60 fronts?

One thing they might have on the axiom in walls is the switch that changes speaker characteristics if you place it next to a boundry wall - which I would be doing.

Thanks for the advice,
Scott

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#308425 - 05/28/10 10:33 AM Re: atlantic tech speakers for surrounds to match? [Re: axiomoholic]
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I've never heard them, but the surrounds don't *really* need to be an exact match wrt the mains, at least not for movies. I've used some drastically different surrounds in the past and never noticed a difference. $159 seems like a good deal, but not great because IMHO that $600 price is likely way inflated.

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#308430 - 05/28/10 11:01 AM Re: atlantic tech speakers for surrounds to match? [Re: ]
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actually - I just noticed that the atlantics don't include grills (NUTS) $60 extra! - and I think i have to pay shipping...

so the Axiom M2's are now pretty close price-wise - and are proven axiom goodness.

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#308439 - 05/28/10 11:35 AM Re: atlantic tech speakers for surrounds to match? [Re: axiomoholic]
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 Originally Posted By: axiomoholic
One thing they might have on the axiom in walls is the switch that changes speaker characteristics if you place it next to a boundry wall - which I would be doing.


You are placing one or both near corners?

I have seen these switches before on speakers, but IMO, really not required if the speaker design was good in the first place.
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#308490 - 05/28/10 03:25 PM Re: atlantic tech speakers for surrounds to match? [Re: jakewash]
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yeah Jay - putting the surrounds on side wall, literally speaker frame will touch the rear wall. A side wall window seriously limits placement options.

rear wall placement is out because #1 - picture window on most of back wall, and #2 couch is up against the back wall.

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#308517 - 05/28/10 07:03 PM Re: atlantic tech speakers for surrounds to match? [Re: axiomoholic]
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