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    Default FXi A4 Surround speaker hook up.

    Hi, I have a quick question about the FXi A4 surround speakers. I have four of these speakers and three of them are marked left. I am wondering which way I want the speaker woofer facing for the side speakers, if I want them facing toward the front or the back. Also which way due I want the rear speaker woofer's facing. Due I want them in toward eachother, or away from eachother toward the side walls?

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    Hi nderby

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    Two of the speakers marked left go on the sides. Woofer facing straight out. Set the switch to Dipole.

    The third speaker marked left is the left rear surround. The fourth speaker is the right rear surround. Set the rear speakers to Bipole. Woofers straight ahead.

    After you get eveything running and have become accustomed to the sound, you can experiment to see if you get better sound by:

    > switching poles (Di to Bi; Bi to Di)

    > angling the speakers so that woofers are facing your listening position.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike21 View Post
    Hi nderby

    Two of the speakers marked left go on the sides. Woofer facing straight out. Set the switch to Dipole.

    The third speaker marked left is the left rear surround. The fourth speaker is the right rear surround. Set the rear speakers to Bipole. Woofers straight ahead.

    After you get eveything running and have become accustomed to the sound, you can experiment to see if you get better sound by:

    > switching poles (Di to Bi; Bi to Di)

    > angling the speakers so that woofers are facing your listening position.

    Mike
    You sure about that? I would've expected these to be in pairs, with one pair as the rear surrounds, and the other pair as the side surrounds in a 7.1 configuration. What I'm wondering is how nderby ended up with 3 of 1, and 1 of the other. But then, I'm so new to this I could easily be missing something, so if I am, please, can you expand a bit on what you'd use that configuration?

    nderby, I found this helpful:

    What is Dipole and Bipole and how are they different

    http://www.polkaudio.com/education/s...uestion_num=45
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    Great question.

    I am going to be in the market for FXi-A6's and i was wondering are the speakers the same meaning are the drivers always on the right and the air port on the left, or are the left and right set up do the drivers are facing in. (if your looking at the rear speakers)Meaning the left speaker has the driver on the right and the right speaker has the driver on the left?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocco1 View Post
    Great question.

    I am going to be in the market for FXi-A6's and i was wondering are the speakers the same meaning are the drivers always on the right and the air port on the left, or are the left and right set up do the drivers are facing in. (if your looking at the rear speakers)Meaning the left speaker has the driver on the right and the right speaker has the driver on the left?
    My F/X a3s are labeled left and right. When each speaker is turned so that the back is towards the nearest wall, the mid-woof faces at an angle toward the front of the room. Or, to put another way, it's that the left speaker has the driver on the right, and the right speaker has the driver on the left, if you're facing the speaker and the back of the speaker is facing the wall.

    That's why Mike's answer isn't making sense to me.
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    Ditto what quadzilla wrote, my experience surrounds are sold in pairs of one left and one right (for FxiA3,5,6). Left speaker has woofer on right, port on left, tweeters on both sides, right speaker has woofer on left, port on right, again tweeters on both sides. If you bought two pairs and got three Lefts, something fishy occurred.
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