Are there limitations in using bipole/dipole surrounds?
I just bought a house and have a 19 x 18 foot room to build into a home theatre.
My question is: With a 19' wide room and the surround speaker placement appox 3' away from the rear wall, would I be better off with a more directional surround like an RTi6, or would you expect that the FXi A4's I have would still work well?
One other concern is that the back wall only runs 2/3's the lenght of the room. The remainder is open space going into the dining room. I am worried that perhaps that opening might screw up the reflected sounds coming from the FXi's.
Any info/similar situation experience would help. Thanks.
P.S. Can't wait to move in and start building this thing!!!
RE: Are there limitations in using bipole/dipole surrounds?
I have a similiar problem although my room is a little smaller. One side is open through two arch ways with a bookshelf at the back which would take away from the effect of the bipole/dipole speakers. I also have wall scounce lights that would block the other side of the speaker (poor planning on my part). I decided to go with the RTiA1 in the back (RTiA3's were still a touch to big to fit in the corner).