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When using Bipole surrounds in a 5.1 system, where is the ideal spot to mount them?


I have read side walls are best, and have also read rear wall is best.


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Thanks. And follow the same height and angle guidelines from Dolby?


Or should they be mounted on side walls directly across(90 degrees from my head)? If 90 degrees from my head, at what height?


The more I read, the more conflicting info I get.
 

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Speaker placement is always a matter of trial and error. In general, you want to aim tweeters at your ears so mounting at ear height is the easiest way to do that. If you mount lower or higher, you need to tilt the speakers to get the tweeters aimed at your ears..
 

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Originally Posted by Jim McC  /t/1521229/bipoles-in-a-5-1-system#post_24449292


Thanks. And follow the same height and angle guidelines from Dolby?


Or should they be mounted on side walls directly across(90 degrees from my head)? If 90 degrees from my head, at what height?


The more I read, the more conflicting info I get.

...if you have the absolute perfect room like the one on the Dolby web site, then follow that exactly. Perfect room meaning not square, large enough to place furniture well away from walls.
 

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Originally Posted by Jim McC  /t/1521229/bipoles-in-a-5-1-system#post_24445915


When using Bipole surrounds in a 5.1 system, where is the ideal spot to mount them?


I have read side walls are best, and have also read rear wall is best.


Thanks.
bipoles should go behind the LP; dipoles go on the sides. In either configuration, surround speakers are typically supposed to be mounted 1-2 feet above ear height while seated as suggested in many setup guides.
 

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Originally Posted by tidwelr1  /t/1521229/bipoles-in-a-5-1-system#post_24456627


bipoles should go behind the LP; dipoles go on the sides. In either configuration, surround speakers are typically supposed to be mounted 1-2 feet above ear height while seated as suggested in many setup guides.

Good. You finally completed the circle. Now the OP has both competing opinions.
 

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Originally Posted by FMW  /t/1521229/bipoles-in-a-5-1-system#post_24456792


Good. You finally completed the circle. Now the OP has both competing opinions.
I think he said the speakers are bipole. Second link address appropriate use of bi-pole speakers. Both links address suggested height surrounds.

http://www.thx.com/consumer/home-entertainment/home-theater/surround-sound-speaker-set-up/

http://www.crutchfield.com/S-OVhy08mCzE0/learn/learningcenter/home/speaker_placement.html
 

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Thanks guys. I mounted them on the side walls like Dolby suggests. The rear wall has too many obstructions to mount them properly.
 
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