S20 vs Fxi A6

venkat162venkat162 Posts: 4
I am looking for surround speakers to existing setup - Polk S60, S35, Pro 660 & Denon receiver.
S20 - bookshelf mate well with signature series. Has 6.5 driver and 1 tweeter.
FXI A6 is bipolar but just has one 6.5 driver but 2 tweeter. Is the extra I pay for worth its design?
23 X 13 room size.

I am more inclined towards S20 except that its a not bipolar in design.

TIA

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  • motorhead43026motorhead43026 Posts: 2,827
    edited July 12
    I know nothing about the FXI A6. The S20 is a nice little speaker for sure. Not sure how well it will do in that size room. May be others will chime in.
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  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 4,645
    It’s not really bi-polar with only one woofer, and the s20s look pretty stout. I would be inclined to stick with the timbre matching speaker (the s20) in this case...
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  • rpf65rpf65 Posts: 1,786
    The FXI A6 is a great speaker. Using it for surrounds, I like it much better in this position than I did the RTI A3.

    If your not listening to multi-channel music, timbre matching surrounds and rears is much less important than the front three.
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 15,047
    I'd suggest the S15 or a pair of S35. The S20 is a big speaker for surround duty. It also is not wall-mountable unless you get specific hardware.
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  • motorhead43026motorhead43026 Posts: 2,827
    edited July 12
    I need some reading comprehension training. I see you are using them as part of a HT system.
    2 channel: Anthem 225 Integrated amp; Parasound Ztuner; TechnicsTT SL1350; Vincent PHO-8 phono pre; Marantz CD6005 spinner; Polk Signature S60's;Cables: Wireworld Eclipse IC; Audioquest Big Sur IC; LAT International speaker cables; PS Audio AC-3 power cords, all into a PS Audio Dectet Power center.

    All TV's sound enhanced by Polk Magnfi Mini's.

    Other; SDA2BTL's, M10 series II, M7C's, Hafler XL600 amp, RB-980BX, Parasound HCA-1500 amp , P5 preamp, all in storage.

    Political memes posted as fact and accepted as fact, are sign language of the ignorant, for the ignorant

    tonyb said " but even socialists can do a good thing here and there

    Social media makes dumb people dumber, and smart people dumb and dumber.
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