Originally Posted by uscpsycho
Are you saying properly positioned monopoles will be as good/better than dipoles in a theater as small as mine?
I'm really drawn to Nathan's experience because of the similarity in size to his theater. I wonder if Nathan experimented with this when he test drove the monopoles?
BTW What is MLP?
I think he means Main Listening Position. (I was right! ... it wasn't Meridian Lossless Packing after all!
What I'm saying is that properly positioned monopoles with object surround will more than likely sound better than dipoles in ANY room. You just have to plan and design the room carefully
. There's a reason all demos for commercial and consumer Dolby Atmos and DTS-UHD have used matched monopoles.
I would still consider Silver LCR in walls for the front three, Silver Omni SE in-room's with adjustable wall brackets for the back, sides, and front wide sides (these latter speakers need to toe in horizontally and vertically, not just vertically, so that must be taken into account-- a ball swivel mount would probably be more appropriate here). Ask Triad for recommend brackets... or have them mount them when they're custom built, so you don't do something wrong like screw into a crossover board, or crack the cabinet, etc. Don't know yet about the top surrounds.
Since you're doing in-walls for the fronts, I would recommend using an acoustically transparent screen and projector. You only need a few inches from the face of the speakers for the screen material. That's why in-wall's are often used in small theaters... so you don't need to eat up a few feet for a complete false wall build.