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M+K Rears ??

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by BlueNose, May 5, 2003.

  1. BlueNose

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    Hi,

    I am looking to purchase a pair of M+K rear speakers, maybe dipole or tripole.

    I have 3 x SW95 (in wall) for the front speakers so does anyone have an idea which would be the most suitable match?


    Also is it best to place them on the side or rear walls?



    Thanks in advance
     
  2. Jase

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    I would imagine the SS150THX Tripoles would do the job nicely. They'll be at their best placed directly to the sides of the listening position. If you have an EX system then you can add an additional pair directly behind you or use a pair of direct radiating speakers such as the S85's (or the new models).
     
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    Try dipoles on the sides, and if you're going into 7 channel either bipoles or monopoles at the back. You might also want to either use tripoles for sides & rears, it just depends on what you prefer & your room layout.
     
  4. BlueNose

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    Cheers,

    Are the rears best placed high, near to the ceiling, pointing down slightly?

    I would look to stick them on brackets.
     
  5. Jase

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    Got my side surrounds about 1-2ft above my head and the back surrounds about 3ft above and angled down towards my listening position. Suits me, but you need to experiment to find the best spots as everyone's room is different.:)
     
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    Same here. My dipole sides are 1 foot above the L/R's (and my head) and so are the monopole rears. Not angled down though.
     
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    Bluenose. also have a look at the surround 55 tripoles from M&K they are £795, the SS150's are around £1400 if i remember correctly, or someone correct if wrong.
     
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    Phil makes a good point there. I used to own some Surround 55 Tripoles, and they are one of the best tripole speakers i have ever heard.....Their spread of sound is outstanding.


    Adzman
     
  9. chips

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    Not quite that much Phil, unless they've had a price increase in the last six months. When I bought mine they were £1,250 per pair but as I bought four, I managed to get them for £1,075 per pair.
     
  10. BlueNose

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    Thanks gents,

    Chips, how do the ss150's sound?

    I'll be looking to hear them and the surround 55's
     
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    I'm delighted with them. I use S85s at the front and they integrate perfectly. I did consider using S85s as rears and to be honest they would probably be as good as the SS150s for rear duty. I use the rear SS150s in "Attenuated Dipole" mode which reduces the sound from the dipole speakers and makes them much like S85s but at least with the tri-poles I have the option and can play around with the configuration. The side SS150s are in full tri-pole mode which works really well in my set-up.
     
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    No additional comment really necessary is there. :(
     
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    It is not what you think Ian..........I use it as a past tense rather than a present tense as we both know what the story is.

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