SURROUND SPEAKERS - Bipole, Dipole, Quadpole, Omnipole... WHICH ONE? - Page 33 - AVS Forum | 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) 47 21.36%
JBL P520WS / Infinity ES-250 / Infinity Classia C255ES (Dual-monopole for 4 channels from 2 speakers, but also Bipole & Dipole switchable) 14 6.36%
Axiom QS8 or QS4 (Unique Quadpole design) 54 24.55%
Paradigm ADP (Many models available with this design, where the tweeters run Dipole, but the woofers are Bipole) 43 19.55%
Monitor Audio BXFX or RXFX (Single woofer, but the tweeters can switch to either Dipole or Bipole) 25 11.36%
Monitor Audio GXFX (6 drivers, including a ribbon. (Monopole / Dipole switchable) 23 10.45%
KEF 26/2DS (Dipole only, alas... but with two 6.5 inch side woofers and a front-firing 8 inch!!! ) 20 9.09%
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post #961 of 969 Old 02-18-2017, 08:07 PM
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You could always go with either one's on the sides and a set on the ceiling or just go with atmos speaker's in the high front position and forget about the ceiling and then add another sub. Just a couple more idea's to drive you nuts thinking about! Lol

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Hahah thanks for the idea. Before I had this 5.1.2 I had a 5.1 horribly placed with the side speakers on top of the main speakers and I thought it was good. So dumb.

Now I plan to go to 5.2.4 but change my rear speakers for some direct firing ones on stands.
I'm using atmos modules at the front and I was planning on getting 2 more for the back. Upfiring modules are working for me because of low flat ceiling and I'm renting so....

Also I want to upgrade my sub to 2 subs! Haha
This is driving me crazy. The only thing holding me back is the wife!

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Hahah thanks for the idea. Before I had this 5.1.2 I had a 5.1 horribly placed with the side speakers on top of the main speakers and I thought it was good. So dumb.

Now I plan to go to 5.2.4 but change my rear speakers for some direct firing ones on stands.

I'm using atmos modules at the front and I was planning on getting 2 more for the back. Upfiring modules are working for me because of low flat ceiling and I'm renting so....

Also I want to upgrade my sub to 2 subs! Haha

This is driving me crazy. The only thing holding me back is the wife!

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Lol! I have the same exact problem with my wife! It sounds to me like you have it all figured out and I think that is your best option. Let me know if you ever get it done. That bad boy will be a beast and you'll be future proofing with going with the atmos speaker's and if you come up with a way to get you wife to agree let me know because I'm running out of excuses for the upgrade fever!

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Lol! I have the same exact problem with my wife! It sounds to me like you have it all figured out and I think that is your best option. Let me know if you ever get it done. That bad boy will be a beast and you'll be future proofing with going with the atmos speaker's and if you come up with a way to get you wife to agree let me know because I'm running out of excuses for the upgrade fever!

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Hahahaha. I've been doing a lot of research. I'm still debating if Bipoles or direct sound for rears. I might even go as far as to audition them when the time comes.
I have been able to find excuses on changing AVRs, speakers, atmos speakers etc. But everytime I talk about getting a new sub I just don't know what to say! Specially trying to justify 2 subs!
We live on an apartment so she has that on her favor because she always replies "but you can't play them loud" or vibrations will disturb the neighbors etc. I need to figure out a way to justify at least a $800 purchase on 2 subs.

On my defense, I've cut all other hobbies since I started on video/audio. So that keeps her calm.
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We got the Infinity Surround Speakers Reference RS152. Really Pleased with the performance
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We got the Infinity Surround Speakers Reference RS152. Really Pleased with the performance
Those are interesting. Do you prefer them over the direct firing speakers?

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Hahahaha. I've been doing a lot of research. I'm still debating if Bipoles or direct sound for rears. I might even go as far as to audition them when the time comes.
I have been able to find excuses on changing AVRs, speakers, atmos speakers etc. But everytime I talk about getting a new sub I just don't know what to say! Specially trying to justify 2 subs!
We live on an apartment so she has that on her favor because she always replies "but you can't play them loud" or vibrations will disturb the neighbors etc. I need to figure out a way to justify at least a $800 purchase on 2 subs.

On my defense, I've cut all other hobbies since I started on video/audio. So that keeps her calm.
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Hahahaha. I've been doing a lot of research. I'm still debating if Bipoles or direct sound for rears. I might even go as far as to audition them when the time comes.
I have been able to find excuses on changing AVRs, speakers, atmos speakers etc. But everytime I talk about getting a new sub I just don't know what to say! Specially trying to justify 2 subs!
We live on an apartment so she has that on her favor because she always replies "but you can't play them loud" or vibrations will disturb the neighbors etc. I need to figure out a way to justify at least a $800 purchase on 2 subs.

On my defense, I've cut all other hobbies since I started on video/audio. So that keeps her calm.

Keeping the better half happy is always important


If you at talking rear surround, and not side ones (also came in very late into this conversation).
I would go direct, for the side surrounds, my suggestion would be still direct and have tried also Bi-Di types, but it is a Preference on my part


For the subs question, 2 subs will always be better than one, very few case 1 is better (none that I know).
I am sure, that you get a better price/shipping value when buying two, instead of one at the time.
Try to sell this idea, save money on the long run


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In keeping with my Klipsch theme, I'm gonna pick up the RP250s soon as I can. I just got my brand new RF7s and RC64deliverd this weekend. It makes sense, to me, that a dipole setup would create a more saturated sound field... Having little to no exp in this matter I'm looking forward to getting some...mwhaha

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I bought the motion 4's for surround speakers. (5.1).

My couch is on the same wall as where I will mount the speakers. I purchased pivoting mounts.

My original plan was to aim just in front of MLP and 2' above ears.

Before I put holes in the wall, I wanted to verify this as being correct. I can pull my couch forward a foot for movie night, but no just for tv.

I was told the Motion 4's would be good for surround but now wondering if I should have bought the FX?

Thanks in advance.

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