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    Spaceman Spiff
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    Default Suggestions on a new pair of Dipole / Bipole surrounds

    Currently I'm running a pair of RT55s and a CS400 up front and a pair of inwall AB755s for surrounds.

    I like to replace the 755s with a pair of bipole/dipole surrounds and then use one of the inwalls to place in the ceiling for a 6th channel.

    What would be the best pair of bipole/dipoles to get that would match my current rigs line-up? Should I hunt ebay for an old pair of Polks or would a pair of the newer line work?
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    LSiFX - and don't look back. They are absolutely incredible for both HT & SACD mucic. Or any music for that matter.

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    A bit too pricey for my blood. I'm looking for something in the $400 or so range.
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    Lsifx is a totally different speaker from what ive read, a pair of the fx300i's would match, or 500i's or Non " I" versions would also match.. id search e-bay, in the end i doubt you will hear a difference from your line and the next line up ie: fxi30/fxi50's which would also match closer then the newest line
    MY HT RIG:
    Sherwood p-965
    Sherwood sd871 dvd
    Rotel 1075 amp x5
    LSI15 mains
    LsiC center
    LSIfx surround backs
    Lsi7 side surrounds
    SVS pb12/plus2


    2 Channel Rig:

    nad 1020 Pre-amp
    Rotel 1080 stereo amp
    Polk sda 2B
    kenwood grunt Tuner
    realistic lab 450 TT
    Signal cable IC

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    check this out, package deal... keep the ab755's and sell the rest and your well under your 400 quota http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...sPageName=WDVW

    or these http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...sPageName=WDVW
    Last edited by faster100; 06-07-2005 at 12:26 PM.
    MY HT RIG:
    Sherwood p-965
    Sherwood sd871 dvd
    Rotel 1075 amp x5
    LSI15 mains
    LsiC center
    LSIfx surround backs
    Lsi7 side surrounds
    SVS pb12/plus2


    2 Channel Rig:

    nad 1020 Pre-amp
    Rotel 1080 stereo amp
    Polk sda 2B
    kenwood grunt Tuner
    realistic lab 450 TT
    Signal cable IC

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    Originally posted by faster100
    Lsifx is a totally different speaker from what ive read, a pair of the fx300i's would match, or 500i's or Non " I" versions would also match.. id search e-bay, in the end i doubt you will hear a difference from your line and the next line up ie: fxi30/fxi50's which would also match closer then the newest line
    ^What he said>^

    Ron I have RT55 with CS400i center and RT35i and RT25i surrounds, and to me it seems to blend seamlessly. Any i series should match you OK.

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    Spaceman Spiff
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    Thanks guys. I due like the inwalls but I think the f/x style might give me a better enveloping sound field for my small room.

    Nice find there Faster. Tempting to say the least.
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    well the second link is for white fx300's which would be perfect, however zero feedback seller and who knows what they will sell for, id say 175 - 225 to guess out loud.
    MY HT RIG:
    Sherwood p-965
    Sherwood sd871 dvd
    Rotel 1075 amp x5
    LSI15 mains
    LsiC center
    LSIfx surround backs
    Lsi7 side surrounds
    SVS pb12/plus2


    2 Channel Rig:

    nad 1020 Pre-amp
    Rotel 1080 stereo amp
    Polk sda 2B
    kenwood grunt Tuner
    realistic lab 450 TT
    Signal cable IC

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    I noticed that as well, plus, they are white I need black.

    I had a pair of those at one time, way back when they first came out, great surround speaker.

    I'm still very tempted to buy that sub / inwall package and sell the sub and build my own surrounds useing those 4 AB755s. That is a great deal for only $450.
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    Originally posted by Ron-P
    A bit too pricey for my blood. I'm looking for something in the $400 or so range.

    C'mon Ron,
    The house is paid off and you deserve the best. Go for it!
    madmax
    Vinyl, the final frontier...

    Avantgarde horns, 300b tubes, thats the kinda crap I want... :D

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    If you don't listen to music in surround mode, then don't worry too much about timbre matching for the rears. You'll have a lot more choices.
    HT/2-channel Rig: Sony 50 LCD TV; Toshiba HD-A2 DVD player; Emotiva LMC-1 pre/pro; Rogue Audio M-120 monoblocks (modded); Placette RVC; Emotiva LPA-1 amp; Bada HD-22 tube CDP (modded); VMPS Tower II SE (fronts); DIY Clearwave Dynamic 4CC (center); Wharfedale Opus Tri-Surrounds (rear); and VMPS 215 sub

    "God grooves with tubes."

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    C'mon Ron,
    The house is paid off and you deserve the best. Go for it!
    madmax
    Thanks Max. I'd love to and I may wait a bit longer and then grab a pair. With the purchase of the Outlaw 950, Monster HTS-2500 plus I just won an aution for an Edward / Kim 12" statue (from Edward Scissorhands) I'd better cool it for a bit. The statue is limited edition of only 2,000. Been wanting it for a while and finally broke down.


    Early, I do, from time to time, listen to 5.1 sound tracks so I'd like to try and timber match as close as possible.
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    Well, I threw a bid of $150 at that AB755 / sub package. Under the reserve but no other bids and it ends in 12 hours. I'll keep an eye on it and see what happens.

    Here's what I am thinking. If I get those AB755s I can build boxes just like those of the LSiFX's and mount a 755 on each side. My only question would be how to wire them up using only 1 Adcom 535 amp.

    Any opinions on doing this? Would it work?
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