I've been auditioning speakers ($2,000 to $2,500 for full 7.1) and thought I had made up my mind using Def Tech BP7006 Fronts. However, these are Bipolar speakers and I have read some earlier comments in this thread that even with Bipolar speakers the screen wall should still be treated with 1" of acoustic material.
This obviously is going to wipe out majority of that rear propagated sound.
I just can't get my head around why a reputable company like Def Tech (and others) design Bipolar front speakers if these rear reflections are so bad.
I'm no audiophile and room will be 99% movies.
I'm really not sure what to do.
My options seem to be:
1) Stick with the Bipolars and not treat screen wall (just 1st reflections that impact listening position and bass traps) and hope I still like the sound (and make sure good return policy).
2) Keep looking for Mono pole speakers (going to try to adition 3x CLR2003 to see if they sound similar)
Are there are others out there that have used Bipolar speakers in a HT proscenium build? (especially if your in the NoVA area).
[EDIT] I did ask some Q's in Speaker Forum
but thought some advice from the acoustic folks would be useful [/EDIT]