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Flat speaker for rear duties in 6.1 query

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by Ian J, Sep 16, 2001.

  1. Ian J

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    I was one of the lucky ones to buy the Sony 1070 at the Curry's special offer price and was wondering about taking advantage of the extra rear<br />speaker.

    My problem is that the listening settee is pushed right up against the wall so cannot really have anything behind. I currently use a couple of Boston dipoles mounted high at the sides and was thinking about a single flat speaker mounted behind. Assuming that I could buy a single speaker, voicing would be different and I don't think that flat speakers are full range.

    Anyone care to speculate on whether I would be wasting money ?

    Thanks and regards

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    I also have my sofa flat against the back wall.<br />I use mission bipoles (m7ds) i found this sounded much better than direct radiators (i used to have q15's on atacam se24's)Directly to the side.<br />For a center rear you could use the new mission m7 center. ITs quite flat and also wall mountable.<br />I dont think its good enough as a front center personal but might work for a venter rear.
     
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    I have tried this in experiments on the best place to space speakers.

    Good rule of thumb, if space is a premium used bipoles or even better dipoles, not direct radiators.

    Re flat at the back, they produce a whole different sort of 'non directional' sound. I know it isn't non directional but it is the best way I know how to describe it. I used some mission flat panels. They don't work well mixed with conventional speakers, though there sound has an apealing quality on their own.

    I would ditch this idea, you are wasting money. The Boston dipoles are one of your best bets.
     
  4. Ian J

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    Thanks for ideas. I have Boston dipoles high on side walls firing backwards but can I use a single dipole as centre rear as it would be firing left to right instead of forward ?

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    Thanks Nic, perhaps I should spend the money on building an extension instead to house all these extra speakers.

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    Ian

    Single rears do not work well, you would need dual rears which means another pair of dipoles. I know 6.1 is only one extra channel but it needs 2 extra speakers to work well. This is why I think 6.1 is only a jumping step to proper 7.1. 5.1 and 7.1 are the future.
     

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