Got my R3 surrounds in today.
1. Awesome packing job as usual!
2. I've put off buying R3s until now at least partially because I've had trouble justifying the expense of the R3s when compared to the other Diva .1 speakers. Now that I have them in my house, I can say that their cost is justified. They are much larger/heavier than I thought they woud be. Truly a beautiful set of speakers!
3. I'm confused about the wiring/configuration of these R3s just like I was when I got my R2s. At some point, I'll probably open these up and have a look at the wiring and internal construction like I did with my R2s (click HERE
for more info), but for now as I try to figure this out...
a) Both Oz and swanspeaker.com refer to these as dipole.
b) TAI refers to them as a "true" dipole.
c) I did a polarity check on the speakers and found that both drivers move in the same outward direction. This would indicate they are bipole, not dipole.
d) In post #327 of this thread, Jon recommended mounting speaker "A" to the left and speaker "B" to the right. Oriented mounting would indicate dipole.
e) I dug through the old archived Swan thread and there are references to these as being non-mirrored, adaptive dipolar, but that thread is old and things can change.
So I'm thoroughly confused!
But combing through that info, I'm gonna guess that they are adaptive dipolar, but I'm not sure if they are mirrored or not. If they are mirrored, that would have to mean that Swan changed their wiring at some point. If they aren't mirrored, then point 3d wouldn't make sense.