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    Default Bipole vs Dipole?

    Hi all. Been awhile since I visited the forums but I now have ordered my side and rear speakers for my home theatre.

    I currently have RTi A3's for front and the CSi A6 for centre.

    I've ordered the FXi A6's for side and OWM5's for rears.

    My question, is what would you recommend for the FXi A6's on the side? The Bipole or Dipole setup? My primary use for the speakers are for movies.

    Thanks for any advice.

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    Receiver: Onkyo TX-NR808
    Fronts: RTi A3
    Centre: CSi A6
    Sides: FXi A6
    Rears: OWM 5
    Subwoofer: TBD

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    I think if the side surrounds are directly to your left and right, you want them set to di-pole (diffuse surround effects). But if they are mounted on the sides but further behind you, you want them set to bi-pole (direct surround effects).
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    Thanks Hermitism. That's what I was thinking too. I guess it will be a matter of trying out both methods and going with what sounds good to the ear. Thanks again.
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    Receiver: Onkyo TX-NR808
    Fronts: RTi A3
    Centre: CSi A6
    Sides: FXi A6
    Rears: OWM 5
    Subwoofer: TBD

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    Most people set them to di-pole no matter how far back they are on the side walls and set them to bi-pole for the rear wall behind the listener. To be honest, if someone switched my settings without my knowledge, I doubt if I'd be able to tell the difference with the small amount of sound the surrounds get.
    Pioneer Elite SC-05 | Pioneer BDP-51FD, Pangea AC-14 PC
    Sony Bravia KDL-46S4100 | Dish HDTV
    Monster PowerCenter HTS 5000
    Polk: RTi8 Towers, CSi3 Center, F/Xi3 Surrounds | Polk Subs: PSW125-12", PSW303-8"
    Douglas Connection: Furez DCF124BW, DCF92 SC's
    AudioQuest Chocolate HDMI | Monster: M-Series M850SW, Ultra 1000FO Toslink, Ultra 800 HDMI IC's
    Acoustic Treatments OC703 | Dynamat: Components, Baskets

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