Originally Posted by Mudslide
JD, it doesn't work for me...but it depends upon the back height of your chairs, as well as the distance from speakers to LPs. I have mine on top of cabinets, so about 7' up. (We have high backed recliners.) The LP to rear speaker distance in almost equidistant to the LCR to LP distance. Direct is the only way to go for rears, IMO. The delivered ambience is terrific for most sounds (video/audio sources). The SR3s might be okay for side surrounds, but I have never enjoyed bipoles/dipoles for rears.
Thanks for sharing your comments. I think I’ll experiment with raising the height of my lr3’s Instead of downsizing to 5’s. They are to heavy for wall mounting; think I’ll build 12” tall pedestals to stand them on. They will just clear my seat backs at that elevation.
Current Equipment: Datasat LS10 w/ Atmos and DIRAC. ATI 6005, AT527NC, Aerial Acoustics LR5's (LCR), SR3's sides, LR3's (rears), Seaton Submersive HP, Marantz VP15s1, 123" diag 16:9 Stewart Cima Neve screen, Oppo BDP-103, Palliser Flicks Theater Seating AC Power: Eaton whole-house surge protector at main panel, three dedicated 20 amp circuits, Surgex XR315 surge protector at equipment rack, Cyberpower 1400VA/900 watt, true sine wave UPS.