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Surround Back Speaker - Single Dipole or Monopole

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by Edgeyboy, Jan 22, 2002.

  1. Edgeyboy

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    We have a KEF THX package/ Denon AVCA1SE.

    Our room is rectangular: 4.5m x 3.2m.

    There is only enough space on the rear wall for one speaker.

    Should we use a single KEF TDM34DS or a single KEF 23C ?

    Testing is hard because we only have one TDM23C and one pair of 34DSs !

    The TDM34DS is the more aesthetically pleasing option...

    Suggestions please ?
     
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    You really need to try out both. Getting the rear centre set up properly in my system was the biggest nightmare I had.

    I´ve got the same amp & speakers as you. I went thru 2 Kef Q85´s to 2 Infinity Quadrapoles to a single Q85 to a single Infinity, to a pair of Yamaha NS90´s, an Infinity centre and finally settled on a single NS90 pointing down at the listening position.

    I just couldnt get the sound coming from behind me, the Infinity centre was good, perched on a table pointing straightup, but meant it was in the way of a door.

    The Yamaha turned out to be the best option.

    You may find the 23C to be the best.

    Get ready for hair pulling out time!!:D
     

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