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Currently I am using Aperion 632's for fronts, 532's for surround, 6C center channel, and a SVS powered sub with a Pioneer VSX84. My room set-up is 20'L x 13'W with a opening going up into my living room. Its a garage I turned into my home theater room. I have no room to place surrounds on the side so I have the 532's placed on stands behind my couch about 2 ' above the seated person's ears. I watch movies about 70% and SACD and regular cd's the other 30%. Would I benefit at all from changing my surounds to a bi/dipole set-up,or maybe something like the Axiom QS8's or would it be better just to leave well enough alone? Just looking for the most surround possible with my room configeration. Thanks for any input.
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With your seating position, and if I'm visualizing it correctly, dipoles would not be a good choice for your because they can't be beside you. Dipoles also aren't great for music listening. Bipoles, however, may work well for you for HT and they also do Ok with music.

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You might find this thread helpful:

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With your seating position, and if I'm visualizing it correctly, dipoles would not be a good choice for your because they can't be beside you. Dipoles also aren't great for music listening. Bipoles, however, may work well for you for HT and they also do Ok with music.

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Bipoles have a much wider coverage pattern than dipoles. If you can't place the surrounds ideally, (at your sides), then bipoles open up more placement options than dipoles.

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There's also some good information here.

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Thanks for all the great information, I think for my set-up I should just keep the direct firing surrounds that I have, being I don't really have much space on the sides to wall mount, and if I did the speakers would be way to close to the front sound field.
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