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    Default Rear and side surround settings - Bipole or Dipole?

    I have all Polk gear which I've had for years. It's older stuff (rt1000ps, f/x500 surrounds, center, ). I bought a pair of rt f/x (older rear surround speakers) that have a bipole/dipole setting. I have the f/x500 on the side walls facing the couch (per instructions) and set on dipole. I suspect I set the rt f/x speakers in the rear at bipole. Any opinions on this would be appreciated. Oh, I'm running a Denon 2807 and have used the Audyssey MultiEQ to tune the room (to six positions per instructions). The sound field is pretty expansive but I'm trying to understand a bit more how it works and if there are advantages to switching those speakers in or out of phase. Thanks.

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    http://web.mac.com/tcocklin/iWeb/Scr...Blog/Blog.html

    and ignore any reference to the rear speakers...I need to update my blog.

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    Nice room ...

    Bipole in the rear is what I'd try first ...

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    Just based on what I've read on the THX website (not on my actual experience) the sides should be set to di-pole and the rears to bi-pole.

    Love the pictures of the room. I love the lights on the wall (sconces). Where did you get those? I'm thinking about putting wall sconces in my HT room I'm slowly working on, and so far I haven't seen any that I really like.
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    We found the sconces at Home Depot...the columns below them were designed by an industrial designers I work with and were made out of MDF and poplar. The paint is gold flake over teal. Was very fun to put together. Thanks for your thoughts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TN_Polk_Lover
    Just based on what I've read on the THX website (not on my actual experience) the sides should be set to di-pole and the rears to bi-pole.
    This is how I understand it too. :)

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