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Dipoles to match Ruark System

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by CrispyXUK, Jun 12, 2003.

  1. CrispyXUK

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    Hi Guys,

    Im looking at adding some dipoler rears to my system as rears are very close to the listening position. Problem is that I dont know of any speakers that will tonally match my ruark as mission deffinetly (Spelling?) do not, any suggestions guys?
     
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    Look for dipoles with soft-dome tweeters, that should help.

    I have Ruark Etude fronts (although not used for AV, I have tried them for AV) and my NHT HDP-2's blend in well.

    Although you don't need to match the sides/rears, just buy good sounding, neutral speakers.
     
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    Any recommendations at all? I cant buy anything too expensive at the mo, because I am looking at getting a nice Arcam A75+.

    I don't know which companys make any of these except M&K who re very overpriced
     
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    Dipoles I know of

    Kef Q2DS £400
    Celestion A5R dipoles. £400
    M&K SS-500 Dipole at least £500
    Kef THX TDM 34DS dipole £700

    Only ones I've heard are the Celestion's (mate has a pair) as for the others, no idea if they will match or not.

    Ruark needs to produce a bipole/dipole speaker, my dealer has been asking them- but they're a hifi speaker company so probably not interested in producing one.
     
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    Next time I see Alan at Ruark I shall try to talk him into it
     
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    While a lot lower priced so maybe you want something better ... and don't know if they will fit in accoustically ... there are also ...

    Mission M7 series and M5 series
    Wharfedale 8 series and Evo series
    Eltax

    but not sure of costs or weather they are bi or di-polar speakers so maybe I'm talking out of my a***

    Vikki
     
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    I could get four vita's and tap two pairs together :)
     
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    That'll end up as a 4Ohm load. Your Denon will be able to double up as a grille :)

    If you do that, reverse the phase on the back-firing Vitas. Leave the front-firing Vitas in phase
     
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    I could just use the 7.1 mode :)
     

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