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Old 06-25-2013, 01:25 PM - Thread Starter
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what is a good choice for front presence speakers for a yamaha / definitive technology system? Running RX-A3020

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I'd stay with DefTech. Maybe something like the ProMonitor 800's.
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When I had the opportunity to do so for one system, I purchased 6 of the same speaker for all of the L|R Surround, L|R Back, and L|R Front Presence speakers.
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Any thoughts on BPX or BPVX for front presense which are bi-polar design or something like the 800 which are direct radiators

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Any thoughts on BPX or BPVX for front presense which are bi-polar design or something like the 800 which are direct radiators
Hi Jim, both the BPX and the BPVX would be more bass capable than the PM 800. Of course they would also have a more diffuse soundfield too, more of a broad spread if you will due to the bipolar design. I don't currently have front presence speakers in my system, but I would guess that the BPVX and BPX would be better bets, especially if you have a fairly large room. Let us know if you have more questions - best, Joe
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Joeatdefinitive,
thanks for the response. I have BPVX in the rears, just wasnt sure if the idea behind the front presence is to have the defused sound or direct as according to Yamaha these are mainly for ambiance and special effects. My guess is that both would work, but I dont want to mess up the intended sound for these effects speakers. I guess I could always pick up a pair and install them. They seem to sell pretty easly on ebay.

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thanks for the response. I have BPVX in the rears, just wasnt sure if the idea behind the front presence is to have the defused sound or direct as according to Yamaha these are mainly for ambiance and special effects. My guess is that both would work, but I dont want to mess up the intended sound for these effects speakers. I guess I could always pick up a pair and install them. They seem to sell pretty easly on ebay.

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HI Jim, yes, front effects speakers are intended to lift the front stage and make it bigger sounding. It seems to me that any pair of speakers would do that, but that bipolar speakers would do a better job of spreading that elevated sound stage. But as you say if you don't like the result, you can sell them. Best, Joe
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