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  1. dasherdiablo1

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    I have just installed a pair of Gold FX's for my surrounds. I have installed them at 2.1m ish high (to the centre) and they are 2.2m away from the listening point and about 0.3m behind.

    They have a few settings and I want to make sure I have set them up correctly because I don't think they sound as good as they should.

    They are paired with PL200's and PLC150, a REL T7i sub and a pair of B&W M1's for the front high level channels.

    Thanks in advance
     
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    Do you have them in bi or di pole configuration?
     
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    I have listened to them in both and now realise it was my AV receiver so reset it to factor settings and started again.

    I think I prefer bipole as it sounds softer and harder to detect where the sound is coming from whereas dipole sounds very specific and I can pinpoint the speaker location with my eyes closed.
     
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    I can't remember which was which now, but if you look at the manual it tells you which of the option is best to choose. However, based on your findings i suspect it should be bipoles, since not being able to isolate the sound is the aim.
     
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    Bi-pole for rear mounting and di-pole for side mounting. Thats what most peope base it on.

    I'm getting some GSFX soon but will more than likely use di pole as its a more dispersed sound than mono. Mine are rear mounted.
     
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    If i remember correctly, MA bases it on 5.1 or 7.1

    I think if you have 5.1, you use di-pole no matter where the speakers are, but if you do 7.1 then you change depending on rear or sides.

    However, its been ages since i looked at the manual.
     
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    MA say bi-pole on a 5.1 and all speakers to di-pole in a 7.1.

    I wouldnt worry to much on which setting, choose which sounds the best to you.
     
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    One day i will replace my GRFX for some GSFX with the switches at the front, too much hassle to experiment currently.
     
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    A pair of GRFX just sold on ebay for £205 inc postage which is a steal, they still fetch good money so at least you will do well when you sell yours. (If thats your plan)

    GSFX's are hard to find now, I had to trawl the internet for weeks before I found a pair in the colour i was after (Oak).
     
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    Yeah the same problem i had with the GRFX, in the end i gave up and brought a pair of SFX to create the 7.1. I guess people just don't change rear speakers very often.
     
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    How would you compare the GRFX and the SFX to each other? Massive difference or just subtle?
     
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    I have never compared directly, but I can honestly not tell any difference in practice.

    I do however have a less than ideal setup. My sofa is hard against the back wall, and i have my golds on the sides, about 1.5-2m from my head and the silvers above the chair, so effectively just behind my head, just.
     

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