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Can you 'stack' dipole speakers?

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by Nic Rhodes, Feb 19, 2003.

  1. Nic Rhodes

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    Has anyone tries stacking dipole speakers, with one set of the triangular speakers placed immediately above the other much like subs?
     
  2. Steve.EX

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    I presume you are talking about your 34's?
    certainly seems reasonable enough, it's not that far removed from the new Kef ref (mmm- lovely) di-pole design.

    Steve.

    (not the definative answer you were looking for i realise)
     
  3. Nic Rhodes

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    we are thinking on the same wavelength again :D
     
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    It's doable, certainly more than with direct radiators, but it does alter the dispersion pattern far more depending upon the height relative to your ears.
    KEFs Dipoles are made as Lefts and Rights with different crossover settings aren't they?
     
  5. Nic Rhodes

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    I have two pairs of the KEF THX so I can play tunes here, two Ls and 2 Rs stacked or 1 L and 1 inverted R and 1 R and 1 inverted L etc, lots of options to play with. Placement can be in the 'best' location as it is a new room. Lots of options but was wondering whether it was worth experimenting with. Never heard of it been done before.

    Not sure about the different crossover settings, anyone know?
     
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    Just meant that the polarity of the drivers is reversed between Ls and Rs so that they are in phase when placed correctly.
    I tried some home made dipoles with d'Apolito arrangements on two faces - sounded interesting until the protection circuit on the amp kicked in (I was 18 and knew very little about electronics then:blush: )
    One DIY idea that did seem kind of interesting was an unbalanced dipole, with MTM on one side, and MT on the other, more bass due to imperfect cancellation, but a front/back biased sound.
     

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