10 Best Satellite Speakers
Fluance Signature Series
If you’re in search of a realistic cinematic experience, the Fluance Signature Series may be your best solution. Their bipolar design results in a remarkably wide sound stage that’s as good for listening to music as it is for watching movies.
- Dual neodymium tweeters
- Woven-glass mid-range cones
- Premium build quality
Proving that you don’t have to spend a fortune to achieve high-fidelity sound, the Polk T15 make a great complement to a powerful set of towers. They are lightweight and relatively easy to install, with a keyhole slot at the rear for wall-mounting.
- Inspired by high-end studio monitors
- Furniture-grade mdf cabinets
- High-quality 5-way binding posts
The dual opposing tweeters and drivers of the Fluance XL8BP produce impressive omnidirectional sound dispersal. They feature optimized crossovers for a more balanced, accurate performance and work well with Dolby Atmos-equipped systems.
- High-quality components
- 100 watts rms power handling
- Wall-mountable using brackets
Klipsch Reference 14S
Suitable for rear or side use, the Klipsch Reference 14S utilize injection-molded graphite woofer cones and aluminum tweeters to help improve response and clarity. They’re especially immersive when mounted just above head height in medium-to-large rooms.
- 50-watt rms rating
- 8-ohm nominal impedance
- 89-decibel sensitivity
While they excel when mounted above or behind listeners, the Polk S10 is a versatile pair that will do well no matter where they’re placed. In fact, they sound much larger than they really are, making them capable front stereo channels in medium-sized spaces.
- Four-inch primary drivers
- Mica-reinforced polymer cones
- Better when paired with a subwoofer
SVS Prime Elevation
Designed to live closer to the ceiling than the floor, the SVS Prime Elevation feature an angled face that’s ideal for reproducing object-based audio. They have an 8-ohm impedance and are suitable for amplifiers ranging from 20 to 150 watts.
- Come in 3 colors
- Respond as low as 55 hertz
- Versatile multi-angle bracket
Polk Audio FXI A6
The Polk Audio FXI A6 feature two sets of tweeters angled at 45 degrees from each other, allowing for flexibility in placement options. They also have 6.5-inch dynamic drivers with composite cones, and an advanced fluid cooling system to maintain optimal performance.
- Acoustically inert cabinets
- Dipolar to bipolar switching
- Best-suited to home cinema use
BIC Acoustech PL-66
A woofer and horn offset by 90 degrees allow the BIC Acoustech PL-66 to provide the reflection that helps make the most of a Dolby-enabled surround sound system. Their average power handling maxes out at 175 watts, and they’re relatively sensitive with a 96-decibel rating.
- Work from 40 hz to 20 khz
- 5 by 7-inch passive bass radiator
- Are somewhat heavy
Polk RCi Series
Offered in four sizes from 5-1/4 to 8 inches, the Polk RCi Series are designed to mount inside the wall. They work at frequencies all the way down to 32 hertz, and their bass response is vastly enhanced by the empty space around their drivers.
- Grilles can be painted to blend in
- Built to last a long time
- A lot of work to install
Polk Audio OWM3
The Polk Audio OWM3 are designed to be installed in multiple orientations, and perform well, given their light weight and compact size. Ideal for small- to mid-sized rooms, they offer an inexpensive solution to complete a surround sound setup.
- Mounting hardware is included
- Paintable grilles
- Lacking in bass response