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I've wired my new theater room for 7.1 and need to buy my side and read speakers. I'm planning on the Polk Audio FXi 30s for the sides. Would direct fire or another set of the FXi 30s be best for the read?
 

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I've wired my new theater room for 7.1 and need to buy my side and read speakers. I'm planning on the Polk Audio FXi 30s for the sides. Would direct fire or another set of the FXi 30s be best for the read?
I use FXi30s for my sides, with a 2 sets of rti28s (monopole) for both the front left/right and the rear surrounds. I love it myself. I had to decide this exact same thing, and from what I read, dipole/bipole sides with monopole rears is a good combo. It's also the THX Ultra spec. I think it allows (and will allow in the future) better specific placement of sound to the rear, which still allowing a diffuse effect from the sides. Or in bipole mode you can still get good directionality from the sides too...


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I have different brand speakers, but I like my 4 bi-pole surround speakers. Perfect blend of diffuse and direct sound, IMHO.


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Sorny and I agree. Bi-poles will scatter the sound with a lot less cancellation than will di-poles. In my opinion, de-correlation has lost its necessity. We have enough channels that directionality has become desirable.
 
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