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Rear's positioning

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by Anrasp, Sep 7, 2003.

  1. Anrasp

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    I read that the ideal position for the rears should be just behind the seated position, and three feet higher. If I were to fix them as per the attached would it still be ok ?

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    That looks perfect but haven't you a center speaker?
     
  3. Anrasp

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    @Hawklord ...thanks for your advice.

    regarding the centre speaker .... i simply forgot to insert it !!

    Cheers

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    Even more perfect if you're using Dipolar/Bipolar speakers :D
     
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    Bipoles really. Dipoles work best on the side wall.
     
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    I think Nathan_Silly just answered the question for me (our postings crossed)...

    Dipoles on side wall and bipoles on back wall.

    Is that it?

    AvMad

    PS: Who makes bipoles?
     
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    THX state sides are dipoles, and rears are standard speakers.

    Dolby state all speakers are standard speakers.

    IMO in a UK sized living room- dipoles for sides, with bipoles on the back wall (rears)- due to the fact most rooms are so small that the listening position will probably be alot closer to the sides and rears to the fronts.

    Having the sofa close to the back wall and having speakers right above you- bipoles are a must IMO.
     
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    Thanks. I now have the prospect of a larger US sized room to fill so I must plan accordingly.

    I was confused by the desirability of dipoles when reading the stuff in the link below.
    - Why would you NOT want to be able to pinpoint the sound source direction?

    i.e. If the speaker location "disappears", do you lose the ability to follow / pinpoint things like the airplanes in Top Gun or the Helicopter in BlackHawk Down?

    Cheers!

    AvMad

    http://www.avforums.com/frame.html?http://www.avforums.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?s=&forumid=107
     
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    Yeah the speaker location dissappears with dipoles- BUT the sound is still there. Because you pay attention to the front sounstage-anything from side & behind you is less localised anyway. Bipoles & dipoles work differently and create a different method of surround sound; it's not mushy nor is it not present.

    You really need to live with bipoles/dipoles/tripoles for a while to get a idea of the difference. I have dipoles for sides and I wouldn't go back to standard speakers.

    oh regarding who makes bipoles..lots really..

    Mission 77DS are cheapo ones, and JMLabs do a pair at £900
    Dipoles- Celestion A5R, NHT HDP-2, M&K (discontinuted)
    Tripoles- M&K

    Loads more, too many to list
     
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    You could also try them on the side walls just behind you about 2-3 foot above and directly facing each other it is how I have mine and works very well, it is also the Dolby reccomended position for 5.1. I am assuming you are talking about your side L&R rears and not centre rears for a 7.1 speaker

    layout.http://www.dolby.com/ht/Guide.HomeTheater.0110.html#s3.2
     

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