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Canton with Mission

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by Stellavision, Aug 25, 2005.

  1. Stellavision

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    I am looking into changing my M7D's for Canton CD 310 F's.
    However, seeing as my primary listening is movies the conclusion I think I am coming to is that I may be better with my bioploe M7D's for the diffusion. I have been searching on the whole bipole, dipole and monopole thing and it seems many people prefer monopole / direct radiating for the surround back. So I may even try the Canton's in the middle of my back wall for the 7.1 surround back channels.
    My questions are:
    a) would this work OK seeing as my sofa is right up against the back wall?
    b) could I be jeapordising the quality of the surround soundfield and steering by having two brands of speakers?
    c) would I be better sticking with 4 missions or 4 cantons?

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    I'd say that the positioning of the 4 rears is probably more important than the brand of tweeter - with films anyway. Sofa right up against the wall? I would try 7.1 with the speakers you already have - then see if the tonall differences are noticible.

    You may find that 5.1 is more than enough.
     
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    Sorry if In wasn't clear. I have been running 7.1 with my existing speakers for quite a while and I am wondering if I may benefit from changing the combination.
    I am happy with the sound, but I'm just in search of perfection.:)
     
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    One of the reasons I am thinking of direct radiating all round is so I can get the right surround further back. If you look at the picture I am posting you can see that the lounge door cuts a corner off the room making it impossible to get the two L&R surrounds opposite each other. With bipoles, dipoles and tripoles one of the speakers drivers will bounce off the adjacent wall next to the door if too close.
     

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    Mmm, yes, I see your problem. :(

    I reckon that you are making the most of your current setup issues. A direct radiating speaker will cut down (a bit) on wall-rebounded sound on the right rear, but then you'll have to be even more careful with how you set the delay left vs right. :rolleyes:

    Stick with the Missions - the Cantons are probably only going to be a sideways step and you'll probably have to butcher your lovely walls as well. :thumbsdow

    Spend the difference on beer and dvd's. :clap:
     
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    Like the advice, thanks, especially the beer bit.:D
     

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