Originally Posted by cedkarpar
this will be my first ht experience so work with me.
is this statement true? a set of bookshelf speakers are a smaller version of front speakers just not as powerful.
will 4 bookshelf speaker give me a good sounding surround sound where i will be ducking in my seat from bullets coming over my shoulders? or is that the purpose of surround sound speakers? all the bipole, dipole, tripole, technical talk lost me.
im looking to hear **** coming from everywhere in the room. what will get me there the best?
if this helps im planning on getting klipsch rf62ii, rc62ii and a yamaha receiver a series maybe. sub rw 12d.
It's not a true statement. Bookshelf speakers do not normally go as low as a tower speaker, but if you have subs, the sub will take care of the low-end. You will save money with getting the bookshelf that is comparable to the towers or spend the same amount of money and move up a level with getting bookshelf speakers.
Four bookshelf or surrounds will give you that effect you are asking about. It's just that surrounds do it better, that is their design.
Here is another way to answer your question with the difference:
Having four bookshelf all around, what normally happens when an effect happens, a person will turn towards that sound and can point out where the speakers is in the dark.
Turning towards that speakers, can also be known as a distraction, you don't want any distraction when watching a good movie.
Having surrounds/di-pole/bi-pole, you should be sitting in the diffused area of the speakers, it's part of the effect. When the effect hits, your more encompassed by the surround sound. You should be able to hear the rain drops' all over the room, instead of pointing to the speaker it's coming from.
You asked what will be the best type of speaker for your surrounds? The best type is the kind that is designed for surrounds, not something you can switch from front to back.
I have a medium size room, and I am using four di-pole speakers. They were abit more costly then what the dealers was offering instead. They are some great speakers, and when TRON' came on Blu, the surround audio I was getting, I was soooo proud of buying them.
I believe in most thread, people talk about how that movie was great for bass, but not me, it was all about the surround effect I get. There have been other too, that was just an example.
Get some surrounds that have an selectable switch on them, to pick between bi/di-pole.