Originally Posted by richmagnus
Bipole and Tripole work perfectly well in an Atmos system.
I just checked my speakercraft cinema dipole threes (4 x speakers as both my side and rear surrounds). They have all been on the QFX setting since my 7.2.4 Atmos system has been up and running (did not check before since I am happy with what I am hearing). QFX means HF signal radiates in Dipole Mode while M/L frequencies radiate in Bipole Mode. The other two options for these speakers are Dipole only and Bipole only.
As I stated before, I have been really happy with my set up as I have been able to localize sounds in 3D space (not attributed to a specific speaker). Over the next few nights I will test the other modes on these speakers in order to optimize the Atmos effect. I may find out that the way I was listening is optimum. However, although conflicting guidance exists, the preponderance of the recommendations have been for monopole in favor over Bipole, and Bipole in favor over Dipole.
If QFX settings have been giving me HF signals in Dipole, I would assume this was not giving me optimal results. But again, I have been blown away by how awesome both DSU and ATMOS have enveloped me in a sea of sounds.
Has anyone else tested these different settings on their speakers? If so, what sounded best to you?
I'll report my results here this weekend. I'll post on the official Atmos thread too.