S10 or S15

mrlorenmrloren Posts: 1,871
Happy Monday :)

So I was thinking of being nice to myself for Christmas.

I currently have T15 as my surrounds. I was thinking of changing them with S10's but right now I can go for S15's for the same price on Amazon.

Would the S15 be that much better than the S10 at surround duty? How much better would either be over the T15 for surrounds.

Other thing to consider is WAF how much more of a standout are these over my current T15?

Here is my current setup of T15

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When I was a kid my parents told me to turn it down. Now I'm an adult and my kids tell me to turn it down.

Family Room:
Samsung UN60H,
Denon AVR-X4400H, Emotiva XPA3 GEN3
Oppo BDP-93,Sony UBP-X800BM, Sony DVP-NS3100ES, WD Live HUB.
Main: Polk Signature S60
Center: Polk CSi-A6
Front High/Rear High In-Ceiling Polk 80F/X RT
Surrounds: Polk S15
Sub: HSU VTF3-MK5

Bed Room;
Sony KDF-E42A10,
Marantz SR5010, BDP-S270
Main: Polk Signature S20
Center: Polk Signature S35
Rear: Polk R15
Sub: HSU STF-2

Working Warehouse;
Sony 2100ES
4 Polk RTi4 about 15' up the wall
Old sony 12" Sub
Mini tower PC with 400GB of music

Comments

  • felipefelipe Posts: 422
    Hi mrloren. Having had all three that you mentioned, if space and the wife permits, go with the S15s. The difference between either the s10 or s15 to the T15 is night and day...even on surround duty. However, I believe you will have a more seamless surround stage with the s15 IMO. On the other hand, if space is really a premium the S10 will do. Either way, they are a significant step up from the T15.
    My Setup: Onkyo TX-NR787, Polk Signature S60 Fronts w/ S30 Center and S20 Rears and S15 Heights, Sony 4K Player, Sony 65”4k TV

    My Folks Setup: Pioneer AVR, Klipsch RP-150M, Sony 3D blue ray player, VIZIO 55" TV.
  • mdaudioguymdaudioguy Posts: 4,968
    Definitely a better speaker, and the teddy bear would get to sit about an inch and a half higher.
  • felipe wrote: »
    Hi mrloren. Having had all three that you mentioned, if space and the wife permits, go with the S15s. The difference between either the s10 or s15 to the T15 is night and day...even on surround duty. However, I believe you will have a more seamless surround stage with the s15 IMO. On the other hand, if space is really a premium the S10 will do. Either way, they are a significant step up from the T15.

    I agree with everything mentioned here :)
  • mrlorenmrloren Posts: 1,871
    Yeah, I think Friday there will be S15's in my house. One thing I am worried about is the one on the left sticking out too much. One on the book shelf is fine but that wall space can run out quick.
    When I was a kid my parents told me to turn it down. Now I'm an adult and my kids tell me to turn it down.

    Family Room:
    Samsung UN60H,
    Denon AVR-X4400H, Emotiva XPA3 GEN3
    Oppo BDP-93,Sony UBP-X800BM, Sony DVP-NS3100ES, WD Live HUB.
    Main: Polk Signature S60
    Center: Polk CSi-A6
    Front High/Rear High In-Ceiling Polk 80F/X RT
    Surrounds: Polk S15
    Sub: HSU VTF3-MK5

    Bed Room;
    Sony KDF-E42A10,
    Marantz SR5010, BDP-S270
    Main: Polk Signature S20
    Center: Polk Signature S35
    Rear: Polk R15
    Sub: HSU STF-2

    Working Warehouse;
    Sony 2100ES
    4 Polk RTi4 about 15' up the wall
    Old sony 12" Sub
    Mini tower PC with 400GB of music
  • mrlorenmrloren Posts: 1,871
    Well I thought I would have S15's today.

    Both my kids were home most of the day. Amazon tracking says "Your package was delivered. It was handed directly to a resident." My oldest was washing her car at the time this say's it was delivered.

    Darn Amazon driver made off with my speakers. I called Amazon they are now reshipping them, should be here on Sunday.

    So Amazon drivers are putting the porch thieves out by grubbing packages themselves.
    When I was a kid my parents told me to turn it down. Now I'm an adult and my kids tell me to turn it down.

    Family Room:
    Samsung UN60H,
    Denon AVR-X4400H, Emotiva XPA3 GEN3
    Oppo BDP-93,Sony UBP-X800BM, Sony DVP-NS3100ES, WD Live HUB.
    Main: Polk Signature S60
    Center: Polk CSi-A6
    Front High/Rear High In-Ceiling Polk 80F/X RT
    Surrounds: Polk S15
    Sub: HSU VTF3-MK5

    Bed Room;
    Sony KDF-E42A10,
    Marantz SR5010, BDP-S270
    Main: Polk Signature S20
    Center: Polk Signature S35
    Rear: Polk R15
    Sub: HSU STF-2

    Working Warehouse;
    Sony 2100ES
    4 Polk RTi4 about 15' up the wall
    Old sony 12" Sub
    Mini tower PC with 400GB of music
  • msgmsg Posts: 4,885
    Gyah! The worst part is looking forward to them, then having to suffer the disappointment of having to wait longer.

    Wonder if maybe just a misdelivery. You got any streets near you with the same numbering? Might be a good idea to go shine a light in a few neighbors windows to see if you can locate them. Could be an honest mistake. Be sure to wait until around 2am so as not to disturb anyone.
    I disabled signatures.
  • mrlorenmrloren Posts: 1,871
    msg wrote: »
    Gyah! The worst part is looking forward to them, then having to suffer the disappointment of having to wait longer.

    Wonder if maybe just a misdelivery. You got any streets near you with the same numbering? Might be a good idea to go shine a light in a few neighbors windows to see if you can locate them. Could be an honest mistake. Be sure to wait until around 2am so as not to disturb anyone.

    To many cops and Cartel in the neighborhood to do that.

    I would think it was an honest mistake but when they delivered my XPA3 the driver said he only had one package. I had to argue for him to open the back and hand it over. I did complain to Amazon about that too.

    On Monday the local news had a story where the Amazon driver dropped the package on the porch took the picture then picked it up and left. Maybe he should have looked for the security camera first. Might be why they were so agreeable to just send a new pair. Now they will be here Sunday.

    BTW; Where you been Scott?
    When I was a kid my parents told me to turn it down. Now I'm an adult and my kids tell me to turn it down.

    Family Room:
    Samsung UN60H,
    Denon AVR-X4400H, Emotiva XPA3 GEN3
    Oppo BDP-93,Sony UBP-X800BM, Sony DVP-NS3100ES, WD Live HUB.
    Main: Polk Signature S60
    Center: Polk CSi-A6
    Front High/Rear High In-Ceiling Polk 80F/X RT
    Surrounds: Polk S15
    Sub: HSU VTF3-MK5

    Bed Room;
    Sony KDF-E42A10,
    Marantz SR5010, BDP-S270
    Main: Polk Signature S20
    Center: Polk Signature S35
    Rear: Polk R15
    Sub: HSU STF-2

    Working Warehouse;
    Sony 2100ES
    4 Polk RTi4 about 15' up the wall
    Old sony 12" Sub
    Mini tower PC with 400GB of music
  • mrlorenmrloren Posts: 1,871
    edited December 2018
    Received the S15 today. I meet the Amazon driver at the door. I asked if he was the one delivering on Friday and he gave me a little attitude. I asked who did he leave my package with, and just a dirty look.

    So I installed the S15, I was only able to run through the ATMOS demo and yeah big difference. I will run Audyssey this week after work when I have the house to myself.

    jlefrbwg05uq.jpg

    Not much taller or wider and the wife didn't notice yet :) the do sound a lot better.


    I will also walk around the neighborhood tomorrow morning, See if anyone has an S15 box sticking out of the recycle bin.

    When I was a kid my parents told me to turn it down. Now I'm an adult and my kids tell me to turn it down.

    Family Room:
    Samsung UN60H,
    Denon AVR-X4400H, Emotiva XPA3 GEN3
    Oppo BDP-93,Sony UBP-X800BM, Sony DVP-NS3100ES, WD Live HUB.
    Main: Polk Signature S60
    Center: Polk CSi-A6
    Front High/Rear High In-Ceiling Polk 80F/X RT
    Surrounds: Polk S15
    Sub: HSU VTF3-MK5

    Bed Room;
    Sony KDF-E42A10,
    Marantz SR5010, BDP-S270
    Main: Polk Signature S20
    Center: Polk Signature S35
    Rear: Polk R15
    Sub: HSU STF-2

    Working Warehouse;
    Sony 2100ES
    4 Polk RTi4 about 15' up the wall
    Old sony 12" Sub
    Mini tower PC with 400GB of music
  • halohalo Posts: 5,007
    Amazon delivery drivers/people can be a nightmare. They were leaving packages on the sidewalk in front of our building because they couldn't figure out how to get into the building. UPS, USPS, & FedEx tend to be more professional & reliable.

    Glad you finally got your S15's!!
  • felipefelipe Posts: 422
    mrloren wrote: »
    Received the S15 today. I meet the Amazon driver at the door. I asked if he was the one delivering on Friday and he gave me a little attitude. I asked who did he leave my package with, and just a dirty look.

    So I installed the S15, I was only able to run through the ATMOS demo and yeah big difference. I will run Audyssey this week after work when I have the house to myself.

    jlefrbwg05uq.jpg

    Not much taller or wider and the wife didn't notice yet :) the do sound a lot better.


    I will also walk around the neighborhood tomorrow morning, See if anyone has an S15 box sticking out of the recycle bin.

    Hey mrloren. That sucks you had that mishap, but I'm glad you eventually got them. You'll definitely notice a difference once you got them dialed in. To bad you don't have the room for the 20's ;)
    My Setup: Onkyo TX-NR787, Polk Signature S60 Fronts w/ S30 Center and S20 Rears and S15 Heights, Sony 4K Player, Sony 65”4k TV

    My Folks Setup: Pioneer AVR, Klipsch RP-150M, Sony 3D blue ray player, VIZIO 55" TV.
  • mdaudioguymdaudioguy Posts: 4,968
    Yeah, the 20s are deeeep!
  • mrlorenmrloren Posts: 1,871
    felipe wrote: »
    mrloren wrote: »
    Received the S15 today. I meet the Amazon driver at the door. I asked if he was the one delivering on Friday and he gave me a little attitude. I asked who did he leave my package with, and just a dirty look.

    So I installed the S15, I was only able to run through the ATMOS demo and yeah big difference. I will run Audyssey this week after work when I have the house to myself.

    jlefrbwg05uq.jpg

    Not much taller or wider and the wife didn't notice yet :) the do sound a lot better.


    I will also walk around the neighborhood tomorrow morning, See if anyone has an S15 box sticking out of the recycle bin.

    Hey mrloren. That sucks you had that mishap, but I'm glad you eventually got them. You'll definitely notice a difference once you got them dialed in. To bad you don't have the room for the 20's ;)

    S20 can't be wall mounted. the one on the left is wall mounted, I didn't even have to move the screw from the T15.

    I have a set of S20 as mains on the bedroom HT. Nice speakers.
    When I was a kid my parents told me to turn it down. Now I'm an adult and my kids tell me to turn it down.

    Family Room:
    Samsung UN60H,
    Denon AVR-X4400H, Emotiva XPA3 GEN3
    Oppo BDP-93,Sony UBP-X800BM, Sony DVP-NS3100ES, WD Live HUB.
    Main: Polk Signature S60
    Center: Polk CSi-A6
    Front High/Rear High In-Ceiling Polk 80F/X RT
    Surrounds: Polk S15
    Sub: HSU VTF3-MK5

    Bed Room;
    Sony KDF-E42A10,
    Marantz SR5010, BDP-S270
    Main: Polk Signature S20
    Center: Polk Signature S35
    Rear: Polk R15
    Sub: HSU STF-2

    Working Warehouse;
    Sony 2100ES
    4 Polk RTi4 about 15' up the wall
    Old sony 12" Sub
    Mini tower PC with 400GB of music
  • Hey Loren. Nice purchase. I thought you were done for awhile :) :) :)
    Living Room
    Yamaha Aventage RX-A 1060, Parasound P5, Parasound A23, Yamaha BD-S681, Auralic Aries Mini, Polk S60, Polk S30, Samsung 60" LED

    Office
    B&K Ref 50, B&K 200.2, Chromecast, LSiM 703s

    Douglas Connection ICs and Cables
  • mrlorenmrloren Posts: 1,871
    Hey Loren. Nice purchase. I thought you were done for awhile :) :) :)

    I thought so too. I had some Amazon cards so why not. Also during action movies the T15 were getting over powered by the rest of the system.
    When I was a kid my parents told me to turn it down. Now I'm an adult and my kids tell me to turn it down.

    Family Room:
    Samsung UN60H,
    Denon AVR-X4400H, Emotiva XPA3 GEN3
    Oppo BDP-93,Sony UBP-X800BM, Sony DVP-NS3100ES, WD Live HUB.
    Main: Polk Signature S60
    Center: Polk CSi-A6
    Front High/Rear High In-Ceiling Polk 80F/X RT
    Surrounds: Polk S15
    Sub: HSU VTF3-MK5

    Bed Room;
    Sony KDF-E42A10,
    Marantz SR5010, BDP-S270
    Main: Polk Signature S20
    Center: Polk Signature S35
    Rear: Polk R15
    Sub: HSU STF-2

    Working Warehouse;
    Sony 2100ES
    4 Polk RTi4 about 15' up the wall
    Old sony 12" Sub
    Mini tower PC with 400GB of music
  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 5,496
    edited December 2018
    Hey @mrloren how old is that pic on the wall??? I thought your kids were grown... :p
    HT Rig:
    Denon AVR-X4200w; Peachtree Audio NovaPre; B&K TX4430; Bryson BPD-1; Mains: Dynaudio Excite x18; Center - Polk cs400i; Heights, Center Surround - Klipsch KHC - 6 In-Ceiling; Surrounds - Monoprice in-ceiling; Sub - HSU VTF-2 MK5; LG UP870 4K BDP; NVidia ShieldTV
    ;
    Master Bedroom
    Cambridge Azur 551r; Definitive Technology SM45, NHT Super One CI surrounds, Martin Logan Dynamo (original), Squeezebox Touch
  • mrlorenmrloren Posts: 1,871
    rooftop59 wrote: »
    Hey @mrloren how old is that pic on the wall??? I thought your kids were grown... :p

    Old 2003 maybe, the two pictures in front of the lamp are over two years. that my son's senior yearbook photo and my daughters college grad photo.
    When I was a kid my parents told me to turn it down. Now I'm an adult and my kids tell me to turn it down.

    Family Room:
    Samsung UN60H,
    Denon AVR-X4400H, Emotiva XPA3 GEN3
    Oppo BDP-93,Sony UBP-X800BM, Sony DVP-NS3100ES, WD Live HUB.
    Main: Polk Signature S60
    Center: Polk CSi-A6
    Front High/Rear High In-Ceiling Polk 80F/X RT
    Surrounds: Polk S15
    Sub: HSU VTF3-MK5

    Bed Room;
    Sony KDF-E42A10,
    Marantz SR5010, BDP-S270
    Main: Polk Signature S20
    Center: Polk Signature S35
    Rear: Polk R15
    Sub: HSU STF-2

    Working Warehouse;
    Sony 2100ES
    4 Polk RTi4 about 15' up the wall
    Old sony 12" Sub
    Mini tower PC with 400GB of music
  • mrlorenmrloren Posts: 1,871
    After a few movies the S15 are a blast. A lot better than the T15 in all areas.

    My wife for some reason has never watched Forest Gump. We watched it last night, for a 1994 movie the sound was still in DTS-HD Master. Just awesome. That with a Bad Santa made for a good Christmas evening.
    When I was a kid my parents told me to turn it down. Now I'm an adult and my kids tell me to turn it down.

    Family Room:
    Samsung UN60H,
    Denon AVR-X4400H, Emotiva XPA3 GEN3
    Oppo BDP-93,Sony UBP-X800BM, Sony DVP-NS3100ES, WD Live HUB.
    Main: Polk Signature S60
    Center: Polk CSi-A6
    Front High/Rear High In-Ceiling Polk 80F/X RT
    Surrounds: Polk S15
    Sub: HSU VTF3-MK5

    Bed Room;
    Sony KDF-E42A10,
    Marantz SR5010, BDP-S270
    Main: Polk Signature S20
    Center: Polk Signature S35
    Rear: Polk R15
    Sub: HSU STF-2

    Working Warehouse;
    Sony 2100ES
    4 Polk RTi4 about 15' up the wall
    Old sony 12" Sub
    Mini tower PC with 400GB of music
  • cfrizzcfrizz Posts: 13,315
    I'm glad you are having fun!!!
    Marantz AV-7705 PrePro, Classé 5 ch. 200wpc Amp, Oppo 103 BluRay, Rotel RCD-1072 CDP, Sony Bravia KDL-40R510C TV, Polk S60 Main Speakers, Boston VR-920 Center Channel, SVS NSD-12 SB12 Subwoofer, Polk DSW 400 Subwoofer, Polk FXi-3 Surround Speakers
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