Originally Posted by EdQ
Keep in mind that was written with Atmos in mind. You base speaker should be ear level.
There is really no reason to use bi/di pole speakers. Atmos will take care of the 3D sound. That is why they recommend Monopoles
I disagree 100%. For those of us with a 5.1 setup, dipole/bipole help with the diffuse sound as compared to direct firing speakers.
I've done the A/B testing between a set of LSi F/x's and a set of LSi 7's in their place. Hands down the F/x's were better.
If I was doing 7.1, then I agree with you on the side surrounds being direct firing, but for me its not possible so the dipoles help fill things in.
Originally Posted by chi_guy50
No guts, no glory, bubbele!
All I have to work with is a living room and am constrained by WAF (and my own aesthetic dictates), but I still have 14 speakers arrayed in my main listening zone and am wired for (and have sitting in a closet) a third pair of in-ceiling speakers that I held off installing only because there are no mainstream AVR/SSP's that can deliver native signals to more than four overheads.
The sky (or the ceiling)'s the limit, you know.
Yeah, not happening as wiring that many speakers would require me to literally drop the entire ceiling to run the wires, and that isnt a topic even worth broaching.
And heck in a 16 x 18 room using 14 LSi speakers (to timbre match) would require 14 channels off amplification which would not be cheap either.....
I'm happy for you, but honestly my 5.1 setup sounds better to me than many of the theaters we visit, so I'm happy with it until we build, and when/if that happens, THEN I will go balls to the wall with something INSANE in the basement.
For now my LSi 15 | LSiC | LSi F/x | Dayton Ultimax 18 & 4x12 Infinity DIY subs | B&K 200.5 (375wpc @ 4 ohm) | Crown XLS2000 | 3 dedicated 20amp circuits for gear setup will have to suffice lol....
I'm already in the top 1% of HT guys in general, just toward the bottom on this site (which is full of the upper .01%)
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