SURROUND SPEAKERS - Bipole, Dipole, Quadpole, Omnipole... WHICH ONE? - Page 31 - AVS | Home Theater Discussions And Reviews
View Poll Results: There are many surround speakers out there now, but the ones below would have to get my highest reco
Mirage OMD5 (or any other Mirage Omnipole) 34 22.52%
JBL P520WS / Infinity ES-250 / Infinity Classia C255ES (Dual-monopole for 4 channels from 2 speakers, but also Bipole & Dipole switchable) 8 5.30%
Axiom QS8 or QS4 (Unique Quadpole design) 41 27.15%
Paradigm ADP (Many models available with this design, where the tweeters run Dipole, but the woofers are Bipole) 24 15.89%
Monitor Audio BXFX or RXFX (Single woofer, but the tweeters can switch to either Dipole or Bipole) 19 12.58%
Monitor Audio GXFX (6 drivers, including a ribbon. (Monopole / Dipole switchable) 17 11.26%
KEF 26/2DS (Dipole only, alas... but with two 6.5 inch side woofers and a front-firing 8 inch!!! ) 10 6.62%
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Hey guys, speaker newbie here and am racking my brain with all this info. I've got Pioneer SF52 towers L/R, and a C22 center. Currently have an energy 10" powered sub but I'll be upgrading that down the road, it's good enough for now. What I need is rear surrounds. I'd snag the BS22's but they're too big for what I'm planning. My rears are going to be ceiling mounted, angled down at my seating position due to the way my room is setup. I've got a bar behind my couch in the theatre area, and find myself sitting at the bar watching movies just as much as lounging on the couch. I'd like to have some surround at both seating positions. So from the bar seating I'm thinking 3-4' behind at maybe a 30 degree angle. The room is used mostly for movies, sports, and gaming.

Receiver is a Denon x2100w. Any help is appreciated!



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Hey guys, speaker newbie here and am racking my brain with all this info. I've got Pioneer SF52 towers L/R, and a C22 center. Currently have an energy 10" powered sub but I'll be upgrading that down the road, it's good enough for now. What I need is rear surrounds. I'd snag the BS22's but they're too big for what I'm planning. My rears are going to be ceiling mounted, angled down at my seating position due to the way my room is setup. I've got a bar behind my couch in the theatre area, and find myself sitting at the bar watching movies just as much as lounging on the couch. I'd like to have some surround at both seating positions. So from the bar seating I'm thinking 3-4' behind at maybe a 30 degree angle. The room is used mostly for movies, sports, and gaming.

Receiver is a Denon x2100w. Any help is appreciated!

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Here is my best suggestion: put a right side surround where you have the Parking sign and more towards the back of the green wall board, to create a little more breathing room between the leather seats and the side surrounds. with a similar left side surround speaker on the opposite wall. They would be just behind your main seating area, which is absolutely fine for a 5.1 layout. Otherwise, you end up with rear surrounds up near the ceiling and no real provision for upgrading to the newer, superior sound formats like Dolby Atmos and DTS:X. With immersive 3D audio you want your main level surrounds just above your listeners' heads, so you have some separation between those and the overhead surrounds.

In this tight situation I might recommend a wall mountable bipolar speaker for the side surrounds. For instance, the Def Tech SR-8040BP surrounds are quite good for the price. Sometimes you can find them new on Ebay at a steep discount. You do not want to use dipole speakers.

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If you haven't seen it already, this post is pretty good:

http://forum.blu-ray.com/showthread.php?t=170720
Thank you for the link.

Think I will try the surround speakers on the back wall, maybe starting at 6' high from the floor.

I am looking at using either the DefTech SR8040BP or the Klipsch RP-240S.
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