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6.1 bipolar setup?

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by sk4nky, Sep 8, 2004.

  1. sk4nky

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    now, wharfedale recommend that their DFS18 bipolars are to be mounted on the back wall facing towards the front when its a 5.1 setup.

    anyone had any experiences using bipolars in a 6.1 setup? as in using bipolars for all 3 surround channels?


    thanks.
     
  2. Gary Lightfoot

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    That's what I'm currently using, but with 4 Eltax HT2s. They work very well - I originaly had 4 Acoustic Energy Aegis 1s as the side and rear surrounds, but found the rears were causing imaging problems. I tried angling them down, but although the problem was reduced, it was still there. The Bipoles cured the imaging problem totaly, but still give a very clear and precise rear sound field.

    I then swapped the side A1s for another pair of HT2s because there's very little sound difference between them - Bi-poles are just a pair of monopoles in a single box as far as I can tell, so the point source which is technicaly the 'accurate' way to reproduce the audio is still there.

    You still get accurate imaging despite the wider dispersion field - you can easily tell which speaker sounds are coming from, and in my room, there's very little difference between the bi-poles and mono-poles.

    HTH

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  3. sk4nky

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    so you have your eltax SL/SR on the wall to your side (or slightly infront of your listening position) and both SB on the back wall?
     
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    Just about the same sort of setup as me. 2* Biploars inf ront of the listening position and 2 in the rear. :smashin:
     
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    Yes - two either side of the listening position about 10ft apart, and two on the rear wall 4ft apart (the rear wall is approx 5ft behind the listening position).

    Gary.
     

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