Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by soulbrother michael, Feb 8, 2002.
Please could someone explain the differences between these two surround speaker types
Bi: opposing drivers fire in phase (push-push/pull-pull)
Di: opposing drivers fire out of phase (push-pull)
Have a look here
under surround speakers.
Basically Dipoles have 2 speakers firing out of phase with each other, Bipoles have 2 firing in phase and are a bit more directional.
And dipoles tend to be a lot more expensive
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hi Jase ,you seam to know a bit about surround speakers,what i want to know is do i replace my mission 771's for bipolors and also use a second pair of bi's on the side walls or would it be ok to keep my 771's and only get one set of bi's.I think i would obtain a more direct rear sound if i kept them is this correct ?.I will be primarily watching movies
Are you using a Denon receiver (3801/2)??
If you are, you have the option of having a 2nd set of surround speakers (surround B). So you could get 2 pairs of bipoles, one pair as Surround A, the other pair as rear centres and keep your 771´s as Surround B (for multichannel music)
Or just get 1 pair of bipoles and use them at the sides keeping the 771´s as rear centres. Personally, I´d go this route. This would work well if you have another type of amp/receiver that has the rear centre channel/s.
Playing around with the different combos is the best help I can suggest as different systems sound different to each person!!
hope this helps
Thanks for the info Jase,when you say "multichannel music" do you mean dvd audio,or a dts concert ,by the way i have the 3802
For multichannel music either music dvds, DTS cd´s, dvd-audio or just using the 5/7 channel stereo mode.
On the Denon you can also specify surround A & B together if you want and have them all running!
If you do have different speakers as surround A & B remember you have to set the channel levels up for each set i.e channel levels for surround A, levels for B & levels for A/B. Its done at the main setup menu.
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