S10 or S15 for rear satellites

GriffMGriffM Posts: 6
I have a home theater setup with Monitor 60s and CS1 in the front, a Hsu subwoofer, and right now, a pair of Polk RM201 speakers for the rear satellites. I am considering wall mounting a new pair of Polk Signatures (S10 or S15) for the rear. I guess I have 2 questions- 1) will the Signatures be a legit improvement over the RM201s, and 2) would there be any reason to go with the S15 over the S10? I like the smaller size of the S10 for the rear surrounds if there isn't a definitive reason to go with the larger speakers. This is a 5.1 setup in a room that is 15x14. Thanks for any insight!


  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 5,518
    Yes, it will be an improvement, and yes, the 15s will sounds fuller with better bass than the 10s.

    Whether you should upgrade to those depends on your end game. I don’t really think surrounds need to match, especially if your in the same brand. If you are going to stick with the m60s and just want better surrounds, there are better used options. These actually sound pretty darn good and would be an improvement: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Polk-Series-M-Series-M3II-Speakers-Black-Tested-Set-of-2/253896486792?epid=1701533621&hash=item3b1d68ef88:g:kNgAAOSw1i5bqsVU

    Also older rt25is would be a big improvement. But if you are upgrading to all signatures, then those would make the most sense.
    HT Rig:
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