I'm running Martin Logan EM ESL's for mains,the matching C2 for center and Motion 4's for height speakers. The heights are nice for filling up the whole area with dialog,it really makes a big difference. I have Def Tech SR 8040 surrounds. I want to get the matching Martin Logan FX surrounds. My room is about 10 w X 25 L. So the side surrounds are probably 4' from my listening position. I probably have 10' behind me to the rear wall. I was thinking I should put monopoles back there. Maybe another pair of Motion 4's..
Motion 4 speakers will be fine as rear speakers behind you. For the side speakers, my first choice would be another pair of Motion 4s, just to have consistency between heights, rears and sides. IF you find them too distracting at your sides, only then would I resort to a more diffuse speaker like the FX surround.
I was thinking that also,but a lot of guys say to do dipoles. I almost wonder if the electrostats up front are going to break anything up being the rest are motion's with ribbon tweeters.. Maybe it doesn't matter..
I was thinking that also,but a lot of guys say to do dipoles.
FX surrounds are bipoles, not dipoles.
Originally Posted by Goat1
I almost wonder if the electrostats up front are going to break anything up being the rest are motion's with ribbon tweeters.
For the relatively few times that sounds in the front soundstage pan to the surround field, the character of those sounds will be different. The alternative is to buy 4 more ESLs to use as sides and rears. Up to you (and your wallet) to decide whether consistent sound is worth spending that much.