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Bipole/dipole or direct radiating speakers for read and side surround speakers?

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Thread Starter 
I know this depends entirely to room layout et cetera but...

1) In a 7.1 system, which one would you prefer, for;

a) Side speakers, and
b) Rear speakers?

if you prefer dipole/bipole speakers (either for sides or rears or for both), then please indicate which option do you prefer for which? Such as dipoles for sides and bipoles for rear, or vice versa, or the same option for both.

2) As far as I know, one of the advantages of bipole/dipole speakers is that they can be a bit closer to you and to the back wall, right? Is this true for if you switch to bipole and dipole or only for one of them?

PS. If you want, you may give an answer for both movie watching and music listening.

Thanks!
post #2 of 4
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Originally Posted by MG428 View Post

....... you may give an answer for both movie watching and music listening.

Well, thank you MG for allowing me to do that, but..........I think I may do something else, at least for the first go around.

There has been numerous threads discussing your EXACT question, and you may find it more productive to do a search here on this topic rather than waiting here for replies.

Just a thought.
post #3 of 4
Thread Starter 
That's right. Though most threads tend to discuss only rears or sides (not both) and even if they discuss both, emphasis is given to whether direct radiating is better or dipole/bipole is better. Emphasis is not given to which one to switch (bipole or dipole).

In fact this thread serves for general circumstances, that's why I did not indicate something like "I am for 70% movies 30% music" and leave that to your comments.
post #4 of 4
Well, to add a bit to the confusion, the best surrounds that I have ever heard and had, were tripoles used in a 7.1 configuration.

There is no one pat answer to your question. Ya just have to experiment a bit.
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