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So these would be a better option for the surrounds and read surrounds of a 7.x.x or 9.x.x system versus the 703's then, or for that matter any other option from Polk or others? I just can't decide and I don't want to purchase the wrong type of speakers.

On a side note, ceiling height is only 7 feet so I have to do in ceiling speakers only. Might go with Polk as well, or even JTR.
The 702s are intended for surrounds, not mains... so yes, rear surrounds, side surrounds. Some people have even said for width or height speakers. I haven't done the latter two at all.

And yeah, you'd probably want in-ceiling speakers for ATMOS... that being said, you have relatively low ceilings and might be able to get away with the ones where you bounce the sound off the ceiling. I have no experience with them, but I've read mixed reviews. I've heard anything over like 10 feet is a no go for the reflective atmos speakers.
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Just replaced my s15's with the 702s and they are outstanding. They are behemoths though. Despite seeing them in pictures and videos, I still wasn't prepared for how huge these are. But the form factor really works for me. I had the s15's toed in so it took up a lot more space then the 6.5 inch depth of the 702s since the tweeter and mid-range is already angled in allowing me to set it on the stands facing straight out. The sound equally surprised me because I really didn't think upgrading the surrounds would make that much of a difference. But it does. Significantly. Biggest improvement for me is the height sounds. It just belnds everything in so naturally. I thought the s15's might have been drowning out my rear heights so I switch back real quick and lowered the db's from -1 to -6 on the Denon x3600 but lost dynamics. Put the 702s back in place and the soundstage and imaging just opens up to a different level. These are well worth the $350.
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Just replaced my s15's with the 702s and they are outstanding. They are behemoths though. Despite seeing them in pictures and videos, I still wasn't prepared for how huge these are. But the form factor really works for me. I had the s15's toed in so it took up a lot more space then the 6.5 inch depth of the 702s since the tweeter and mid-range is already angled in allowing me to set it on the stands facing straight out. The sound equally surprised me because I really didn't think upgrading the surrounds would make that much of a difference. But it does. Significantly. Biggest improvement for me is the height sounds. It just belnds everything in so naturally. I thought the s15's might have been drowning out my rear heights so I switch back real quick and lowered the db's from -1 to -6 on the Denon x3600 but lost dynamics. Put the 702s back in place and the soundstage and imaging just opens up to a different level. These are well worth the $350.
Not to sidetrack this thread, but I feel like my front stage is just dominating my surrounds. I know surrounds are just kind of "for effect", but they kick in so rarely, I feel like a tool for dropping nearly $400 for speakers I'll never use. Should I just run them a LOT higher than what my auto calibration calls for?
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Not to sidetrack this thread, but I feel like my front stage is just dominating my surrounds. I know surrounds are just kind of "for effect", but they kick in so rarely, I feel like a tool for dropping nearly $400 for speakers I'll never use. Should I just run them a LOT higher than what my auto calibration calls for?
If you're watching a sci-fi or war movie in Dolby or dts and still only rarely hearing the effects from the surrounds, I would play around a little with the levels, crossovers and phase to hear what your ears like the best. Auto correction is a good starting point but you generally have to tweak the settings a little to get it right. Are your speakers all set to small? Have you tried switching your side speakers with the rear surrounds? What are your l/c/r speakers?

Also, for what it's worth, it seems the Polk fx/a6 do run a little hot from what I read so adjusting the level would probably help.
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If you're watching a sci-fi or war movie in Dolby or dts and still only rarely hearing the effects from the surrounds, I would play around a little with the levels, crossovers and phase to hear what your ears like the best. Auto correction is a good starting point but you generally have to tweak the settings a little to get it right. Are your speakers all set to small? Have you tried switching your side speakers with the rear surrounds? What are your l/c/r speakers?

Also, for what it's worth, it seems the Polk fx/a6 do run a little hot from what I read so adjusting the level would probably help.
My L/C/R are 707s and 706c. The 707s have a dedicated amp off my Pioneer SC-95's pre-amp. When I do a channel level test, I bump the surrounds up until they audibly are on par with the levels I'm hearing from the rest of the speakers (perhaps even higher), but then I just don't feel like I hear them much during actual use -- so I have to overcompensate. I'll check the size settings latter, but I want to say I set a lot of them to small to ensure the bass was still going to the subs.
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So my order for these just came in and wow!!!!! I put on the movie Ford vs Ferrari and it sounded like I was really at the race track. The sound effects were more a lot more audible than with my previous speakers. I'm glad I bought 2 pair Smilie You can still find these in pairs for around $450-$500 on most other online stores.
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So are these monopoles, dipoles, billows, or switchable? I thought Dolby recommends monopoles for surround use now.
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Could these work with JBL Professional 306P MkII?
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These are big and heavy for sure. Wall mount will be a challenge.

Great price at $350 for sure. Here is unboxing and short demo

https://youtu.be/4gQeEq0HndM
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Would these be better than the klipsch rp-402s? I'm looking for new rear surround speakers
No. Especially if you already have Klipsch as your mains. Also no if you need the dipole/bipole of Klipsch with a woofer/tweeter on both sides that helps with dispersion if you are sitting too close to one speaker or the other. The Polk is a single 6' and the Klipsch is a dual 4". Power handling is probably similar as Klipsch claims 100w rms and Polk 200w max. Max is usually at least 2x rms. So probably the Klipsch will handle more wattage. Additionally the Klipsch will be louder at the same wattage since they are more sensitive.

Some love to claim Klipsch is too harsh, but for movie/theater I disagree. I actually preferred the sound of my cheap-o Klipsch Icon series to the more expensive Reference Premiere when I did a comparison some time ago with John Wick.
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Please don't hurt my feelings. Still mad I haven't picked up 703s at $450 a pair.
Right there with you. I was ready to pull the trigger on the 705's last Xmas at $399 and didn't. Still kicking myself.
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I am not an audio expert but the recommendation for this speaker is that you mount where there is a wall that bounce back the audio, mainly as middle surround. I have this as rear for my 5.2.2 and it is ok for rear mainly because one side do not have a wall to reflect the audio and speaker is not exactly behind my seat. I paid $399 with $25 AMEX CB which is available right now on some accounts
How do I get this?
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Another indoor speaker deal. What I really need is a good deal on a decent pair of outdoor stereo speakers.
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Right there with you. I was ready to pull the trigger on the 705's last Xmas at $399 and didn't. Still kicking myself.
+1 to that. Today polk CS confirmed the lsim series is out of production so really don't know if there is going to be any deal
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