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M71i or M7Ds for rears?????

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by Neiliboy, Jun 3, 2003.

  1. Neiliboy

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    Hi all,


    Until now i was hoping to get some M7Ds for rears speakers but i saw Richer Sounds selling the M71 i for about £70 and it made me wonder.

    What do guys reckon will sound better with my set up. My wishlist still consist of a Marantz SR5300 and a M7c2 centre.

    Do bipoles make a big difference? What are dipoles???

    Many thanks in advance.....

    Neil
     
  2. Ian J

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    It would be nice to have direct radiating speakers a few feet behind the listening position (especially if you listen to multi channel musis as well) but many modern houses have the seating position against the wall and you can't get the speakers far enough away.

    Bipole speakers (especially Mission) are a godsend in these situations as they can be mounted high up on a side or rear wall much closer than direct radiating speakers
     
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    Lifted straight from here.

    The direction that the speakers radiate their sound depends on how the drivers are lined up in the enclosure, and also whether there are drivers or ports on the back of the speaker. If all the speakers are on the front, this would be called "direct". If there are speakers on the front and back, and they are in phase (both speaker cones moving away from the magnet - out of the basket), this is called "bipolar", whereas if the the cones are out of phase (one cone moving in towards the magnet, while the other cone is moving outwards, away from the magnet), the speaker design is called "dipolar". If there is simply an open back to the enclosure, then the speaker is considered to be dipolar. This is the case for electrostatic and ribbon speakers.
     
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    get the M7Ds, i got them about 5 months ago and they sound fantastic, i only have a small ish room but they make it sound soooo much bigger
     
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    Got 4 M7D's and I love 'em!
     
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    I use Canon S30 speakers for my rears and i know these are very old speakers but they do the same job as dipolar Missions and i think they sound superb, i use mission speakers for the front and a RelQ201E subwoofer, i once considered replacing the canon speakers cos i wasn't sure they could cope with Digital formats but they do sound superb.
     
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    Says M71 on Richer's site, or am I being completely blind?
     
  8. Neiliboy

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    I think your right - not the M71i - just the M71.

    Neil
     
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    I am also in the same situation as Neilboy - except that if you buy the M7DS through Empire Direct via Pricerunner, you get them for £100 or so.

    Can anybody tell me which actually sound better in a HC set-up?

    Thanks:clap:
     

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