After a trip to Richersounds over the weekend, I demoed all the interesting designs they had offer including, Eltax HT2BP, Gale 3060 and Mordaunt Short MS903. All these are bipolar designs which are less desirable than di-poles but better than conventional speakers. First off I listen the MS903 which happens to be the most expensive at £150 per pair. Initial impressions were good, nice and heavy and looks good. When they were used on movie sound tracks I felt a little dissappointed to be honest, my test DVD, Starwars: TPM and more specifically the podrace scenes have some great bass on the rear channels to test any speaker. When I used my RDM 1's as surround this had a lovely, if directional, weight to the whole rear sound stage. Sadely that was almost gone with the MS903. They are however great at placing you in the middle of the action, despite the lack of bass omph, the sound pans were very good indeed on the podrace. Fast, precise, realistic with a good sense of space to the sound thanks to the bipole configuration. Next up were the Gale 3060 £80, slightly smaller than MS903 and not as good looking depending on your tastes but build was good and sturdy. I was surprised considering these were nearly half the price of the MS903 but yet they still offered a very similar performance, still the lack of bass but almost identical as far as detail and dispersion were concerned. If you did a blind test between these two I suspect you wouldn't be able to tell the difference on 90% of the time. Finally we have the ultra cheap Eltax HT2BP £30, which must rate as the bargain of the surround world. The guy in Richersounds told me this was a very limited offer so get in quick. Performance was definitely worst than the above two, not drastically so but when they were connected I noticed a drop in the clarity of the sound. Also taking a closer look at the speakers revealed some short commings, the drive units looked hideously cheap, just pressed paper in a flimsy iron basket and the tweeter wasn't a dome at all but just a small paper cone which really did struggle on the high frequencies. I suspect that since these are an old design, they were geared toward Dolby ProLogic and DD5.1. Sadely despite the price I wouldn't like these in my system. After this I eventually went for the Gales since they offered everything the MS903 have but are nearly half the price. Eltax were OK but clearly not as good as the Gales or MS. I would have like to spend around £400 on some new surround but bought a new projector which crippled that plan. Happy enough for now with the Gales.