1 or 2 rears?

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  1. planbeta

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    I've decided to go for 6.1 setup, but don't know whether to go for 2 rear speakers or just the 1?

    Is there much advantage of having 2 rears over 1?

    Thanks! :clown:
     
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    Hi

    Use two myself, placed as close together as possible and angled down towards the listening position. I´ve tried one, two, monopoles, quadrapoles, a centre speaker and the two monopoles give me the best results.

    It may be a different case for you and your setup though.
     
  3. planbeta

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    You mention that you angle your rears downwards, how high do you have these positioned?

    Come to think of it I have no idea at what height to position any of my speakers when I get them?!?! :confused:
     
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    My side dipoles are about 1 - 2ft above my head and the surround backs about 2-3ft above and about 3-4 ft behind me.

    Others have all their surround speakers at the same height but its down to personal taste in the end really.
     
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    I have my two surrounds 2ft above ear level when sat, only use 1 surround back, this is a little higher, 5ft behind and pointing down.
     
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    Thanks :cool:

    Just been reading some info at dolby.co.uk - they also suggest placing the surrounds at 2 feet above ear level.

    I think like you I will place my rears a little higher to get a tad more distance, as my sofa is quite close to the rear wall!

    Cheers :)
     
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    Will there be any noticeable tonal difference if the rear-back speakers are placed higher than the rear-side speakers?

    I'm also wondering how to position them.

    Thanks.
     
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    If they are the same speakers then there should´nt be any difference. If there is, its likely to be minimal.
     
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    does one c/back mission 77ds bipole equal two d/ radiating? (approx)
     
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    I suppose you could look at it that way, except the bipole will be firing left & right and the direct radiators firing forward.
     

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