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dipoles or bipoles

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by Timh, Dec 28, 2000.

  1. Timh

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    Can someone please explain to me the differance between dipole and bipole surround speakers.
    Do dipoles go on the side walls and bipoles on the rear wall?

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    The opposing drivers on Bipoles fire in phase (at the same time) and out of phase on Dipoles.

    Ideally dipoles should be mounted 'abeam' the listening position (@ 6' off the ground I think). They are designed to give a very difuse soundfield and were originally designed for at-home THX pro-logic systems.

    Bipoles are a bit more directional (though not so much as monopoles - direct drives) and more flexible in where they can be usefully positioned depending on where you the listener prefer.

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