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I have a 5.1 setup and want to move to 7.1. I'm considering getting four of the Def Tech RSS 2 or RSS 3 to replace my existing Snell bipole surrounds. All RSS will be installed in the ceiling (due to physical constraints) and need to be fully enclosed. I have a couple questions:

1) In the Def Tech RSS manual, I was shocked that they recommend that for side surrounds, one set of drivers should be shooting towards the listening position. Isn't it the OPPOSITE? I always thought that the point of bipole side surrounds is that they shoot front and back, creating a widely dispersed sound field. I have pasted the manual entry below. Is this a typo or mistake? Same for the rear, it seems like they have it in reverse.

2) How far back should the rear pair be for this to work? They will be at most 8 to 12 inches behind my head in the ceiling, is it worth moving to 7.1?

3) Would it be better to get the RCS as rear? Or all four RCS? (I plan to go Atmos at some point in the future, so debating whether bipole is the way to go or not)


From RSS 3 Manual:

http://www.definitivetech.com/downlo...12909_read.pdf

If ceiling-mounting these speakers directly on either side of the main
listening position, the speakers should be oriented so that one set of drivers
shoots at the listening position and the other set shoots away from the
listening position.

If ceiling-mounting the speakers directly behind the main listening position,
orient the speakers so that one set of drivers shoots towards the listening
position and the other set shoots back away from the listening position.
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I currently have the following setup

7.2
L\R - BP2004
C - CLR2300
Sur - UIW63/A (in ceiling)
R - BPX
Sub - DIY slot ported 18" DI HT Marty Cube x2

Receiver - Denon AVR-X2100W

I'm not thrilled with my center channel .... I know some are going to suggest a Def-tech center channel upgrade, some are going to say get another BP2004 ... I've recently heard the SEOS compression drivers and it was a perceived improvement; I also listened to some ribbon tweeters and liked the clarity ...

How much of an issue is it to mix the type or manufacturer of the center? Anyone doing it? How's the Mythos 10 center? With modern EQ'ing isn't a lot of the issues of mixing speakers removed? I know its not a total non issue .. but was wondering if anyone had the same thoughts ...

Thanks for any advice in advance.

Jason

I have owned the 2300, twice, a Mythos 8 and now have an 8080. I haven't tried that, but it's recommended to have matching across the front soundstage. However, I did have Boston Acoustics VS line in my back with Def Tech upfront and the difference was very obvious. The Mythos 8 sounded very small compared to the 2300. I don't then a Mythos 10 would be much better. Somebody recommended the 2000, try that, a 2500, the 8080, or phantom center. I have just discovered my CS8080 increases a room null with REW. It's right at the 60-80Hz range. I have been running without my8080 for a couple days and seem to like it. I just don't like the thought of not having a 7.2. I may try something different to see if it works, otherwise I may just get rid of it. I like phantom CC mode, try it.

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