Recommendations for Tiny Rear Speakers?

Recommendations for Tiny Rear Speakers?

Anthony Nguyen
Mar 30, 2011

Q: I've been looking around for a small set of rear home theater speakers (or maybe even a complete package) that allows me to easily mount and hide. I feel most satellite systems these days require punching holes in walls or placing them on absurd or ugly speaker stands. I'd like to avoid that if at all possible. Thanks!

A: Hey James,

Thanks for the question. Above, you can see one of the featured systems from our tech tour archives of an apartment in Paris.

The Sony DAV-IS10 surround sound system ($700) can easily transform any space into a modern, high-fidelity retreat. Plus, with the option to connect your iPod to control your music, the home theater will never feel too far from reach ever again.

A slightly cheaper alternative is the Energy RC-Micro 5.1 ($600). The Micro 5.1 is probably the smallest loudspeakers we've ever seen, but keep in mind that the smaller the speakers get, the harder it is to get those lows to be produced accurately. This means most of the lows (male voices, explosions, guitars, etc.) will end up coming from the subwoofer.

However, if you're tight on space, these solutions should fit the bill and will easily blend into your furniture and decor!

(Image: Emmas' Design Blogg)

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