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Bipolar rear advice

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by MikeRJ, Nov 7, 2004.

  1. MikeRJ

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    Are bipolar speakers meant to be mounted behind like normal rears, or should they be mounted either side? Heard some conflicting advice on this.
     
  2. Ian J

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    I have always mounted mine at the side
     
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    I had this very problem a couple of months ago when I changed over to bipolars...and got conflicting replies!
    I eventually put mine on the rear wall, about 5' up and 1' from the side walls.
    They sound great in this position, so to be honest, I didnt experiment much beyond this.
     
  4. Mr THX

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    I'd agree with Ian J - its on the sides - got mine in line with where I sit to watch movies, this gives a nice throw of effects around you.
     
  5. MikeRJ

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    Hmm, 2:1 in favour of the sides. I currently have them mounted behind me, but I'm in the middle of completely changing my room layout to suit a PJ, so I'll give them a whirl mounted on the sides. Thanks chaps.
     
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    Mines are on the sides and I got two surround backs mounted on the rear wall.
     
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    I run di-poles on the side, and bi-polar on the rear centre channel. This was under advice from Monitor Audio, I've always been very pleased with the effect.

    Tony
     
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    I have my Dipolars on the sides but next to listening level, and two smaller sats behind me for the two surround back channels, sounds fantastic, and I believe is the recommended configuration for a 7.1 setup.
     
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    Since the essential difference between a bipolar and dipolar is simply the phase of the two speakers, has anyone tried converting a bipolar speaker to dipolar operation?
     
  10. MrJubbly

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    Could someone explain the difference between bi-pole and di-pole, and which is better suited in a 5.1 arrangement?

    Thanks.

    Jubbly
     
  11. Mr THX

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    Di-pole: One of each drive unit is mounted in the opposing faces of the dipole and they are phase inverted in true dipolar configuration to produce a full surround sound effect, while at the same time maintaining left and right channel separation

    Bi-pole: Design radiates sound in 2 directions for spacious surround-sound effects. 'Bi-poles' are actually omni-directional monopoles,
    different from conventional box loudspeakers only in duplicating the forward facing drivers with more of the same firing out of the back.

    Personally I have my Monitor Audio surrounds set to Bi-pole and find the effect more pleasing......situated either side of the seating position in a 5.1 system ....... each to there own really.
     
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    Thanks for the concise reply MrTHX.

    Kind Regards,

    Jubbly
     
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    Have my Monitor Audio BFXs set to bi-polar and to the side of my listening position in my 5.1 set up. Feel this gives a more 'enveloping' surround effect. Now just waiting for enough pennies to buy my second set of BFXs for the centre rears. :)
     

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