Originally Posted by dholmes54
I wonder if JTR will ever make a dipole-bipole spk or a bookshelf spk, maybe a double 8!!
Disclaimer: What is written below is completly my uneducated opinion regaring the usefullness of Dipole-Bipole speakers in a modern home theater system. Take anything you read below with several grains of salt.
Bipole-Dipole speakers have outgrown their usefulness. They were fine for Dolby Prologic, but it is detrimental to true multichannel surroud. I think a Dipole-Bipole speaker would be vastly inferior to a Slant 8 or Triple 8 surround.
Have you ever listened to music on your Dipole surrounds. If not, try it and see if that is what you would like your surround channels to sound like.
Today's sound tracks include discrete surround information. There is no need to try to get a diffuse soundfield unless you are using a matrixed source like a VHS tape with Dolby Prologic.
Movie theaters use monopole surrounds, just several of them per side. From what I understand, mixing studios use monopole surrounds. There is no reason to try to make the sound bounce around behind you. Almost any monopole will beat a Dipole for creating a good surround experience. A wide dispersion, efficent, speaker such as any of the JTR models will do even better.
On the other hand, a Double 8 might be interesting.