How should I arrange my rear surrounds?

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  1. steve 111

    steve 111
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    Planning to upgrade from 5.1 to 7.1. I currently have my left and right surrounds (MA Bronze BFX) in bi-pole mode level with my seating position.

    My seating position is approx. 4 feet in front of the back wall and I want to mount my centre rears on the wall.

    I've heard that for centre rear channels you are better off going for mono-pole speakers. Is this correct? If so what could I buy to match my Bronze B4s that are wall mountable?

    If this isn't correct I will probably buy another pair of BFXs. If I do how should the 4 surrounds then be arranged, bi-pole, di-pole, or a mix of both?
     
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    In your position I'd probably get a pair of Bronze B2s for the rears, and just buy a normal speaker bracket, and keep the BFXs level with your seating position.

    I really cant remember fully, but I think dipole is best for sides. :)
     
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    Monopoles are generally recommended for rears in a 5.1 setup aimed at multichannel music/dvd-a/sacd.

    I have a similar layout to you and have gone dipole sides, level and just above seating position (MA Gsx) and bipole rears, again just above head height (MA Sfx).

    I would suggest MA Bfx dipole sides and another pair of Bfx as bipole rears for 7.1 movies.

    HTH

    Gus
     

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