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    Default Bipole, Dipole, or bookshelf speaker for surrounds?

    Who prefers conventional speakers for surrounds to specially designed surround speakers with bipole and/or dipole capability. If you do why? Have you tried both?

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    Direct firing are more finicky with placement. I have always had bi/dipole speakers for side surrounds. If I was using a pair of spears as back surrounds in conjunction with side surrounds, I'd probably put direct firing in back.
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    Tripole. It depends on the size and shape of the room. You can create null zones in a smaller room with Dipole, or use a larger rooms advatage of space and surface area reflection/refraction to create the desired effects with Bipole. Or you could just buy one that has the phase switch to change from push/push to push/pull (in phase, out phase).

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    I prefer direct radiating but I also listen to a lot of music so diffused is bad. I wouldn't mind testing out some LSiFX's in my system just for giggles but I love how it sounds with 9's all the way around.
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    i use a can or worms for my surrounds. :p













    sorry, but this is probably the most over asked question on planet earth.


    for the record i use bipole surrounds. ;)

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    I would agree with brettw22, I use the di/bipole for the rear duty now but if I had a larger room I would use my RT2000p's for the rear.
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    I have my Paradigm Cinema dipole's on my back wall. Can I put these little teeny tiny HTIB like surrounds. The only thing on the back as far as a brand would go is "Universal", that's all I know. But where can I put them to be surround "rear"? My surrounds right now are about 3/4 the way up on my back wall. I have 36" stands to put them on so where would be the best place to put them? Also I dont know if I said anything but they're direct firing
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    Hey I was just thinking also, I'm doing all monitor series and since they dont have dipole's how about having 40's (just like up front) for surrounds and another CS2 center channel for rear surround? And have them all lined up perfectly along the back wall. What do you think that would sound like?
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