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Bipolar - Going Foward or a Sidestep?

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by Dom36, Nov 19, 2003.

  1. Dom36

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    Ok my speaker set consists of 2 MIllenium 500, 2 Eltax Jupiter fronts, Eltax Jupiter set of 3 rears and KEF Cresta 30c for front.
    The only think I feel my system is lacking is a good surround sound.
    To improve this I thought of Bi-polar speakers.
    These at RS look interesting to me(In beech however), as I'd rather try to keep all my speakers the same make...

    http://www.richersounds.com/index.php?f=itemdetl.php&p=101229

    Also the Eltax Atlantis's look nice but struggeling to find much onfo on them, or a supplier...

    http://www.eltax.com/products/salg....aple&farve2=maple&produktnavn=Atlantis 5-pack

    But will these make a big enough difference.
    I hardly ever use DPII for music so they will only be used for Movies...
    Thanks for any help.

    P.S. any other info on Bipolar speakers would be useful...
     
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    I have tried the Eltax HT2BP, good little speakers.
    Mission make some 'bipolars' that get mentioned a lot here, a search should bring up the model numbers.

    Did I read correctly, you have 4 front speakers?

    Regards, Mylo
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    Yea kinda have 4 fronts, there in A and B connectors.
    Can use 4 as stereo speakers, which is cool because one has better vocals and one better bass so nice mix.
    However cannot use all 4 on any surround modes...

    The HT-Bipolars seem to be the one to go for...They were going cheap a while back at RS aswell...:-/
    Looking close at the cones, do they have 2 cones? 4 cones total on each speaker. Looks like the tweeter on the inside of the cone...is that right?
     
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    4 cones per speaker, 2 bass, 2 high frequency.

    Although I have seen a set of Eltax bi-polars that had 2 cones on one side and 1 cone on the other. They were part of one of the sets of 5 speakers.
     
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    So is there a tweeter?
    Surley a cone can't do the same as a tweeter?
     
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    The smaller of the cones is the tweeter/high frequency driver.
     
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    OK thanks for your help Mylo.
    Think I'll go for them...
     

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