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Question: Paradigm Dipolar Surrounds versus Traditional Surrounds?

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by Bluuzman, Jun 15, 2004.

  1. Bluuzman

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    Need some surround speaker selection advice…

    I’ve read a few articles about setting up a system with dipolar surrounds versus forward-radiating surrounds, but I’m hoping I could get some further insight from the forum crowd. I’m building a 5.1 system for now and want to make sure I start out right!

    Do you need a “perfect room” in order to get the benefit of a dipolar surround speaker, or can one achieve a decent sound field with the more traditional forward firing surrounds? I can save about 50% by going with the traditional speakers…

    Are the dipolar really worth the extra cost, or should I use the money saved elsewhere??
     
  2. Dfour

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    do a search for 'bi-polar' on here. There are loads of threads on here lately about them and placement. :lesson:
     
  3. Ian J

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    As Dfour says, this subject has been covered loads of times but for a one liner the bipoles comes into their own when there is a shortage of room between the listening position and the rear speakers.

    My settee is against the rear wall in a bay and direct radiating speakers would be too close and overpowering.
     

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