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Wall mountable Bi-Poles for centre back channels?

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by steve 111, Nov 17, 2004.

  1. steve 111

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    Going to upgrade from 5.1 to 7.1. Currently have MA BFXs as my surrounds and now need a pair of wall mountable bi-poles to match them. £180 for another set of BFXs seems a bit of an overkill for the 6th and 7th channel so looking for something around £100 for the pair.

    Anyone any recommendations?
     
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    i'd just stick with monopoles at the back mate, another set of bipoles might just end up confusing things at the back.
     
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    I know what your saying but I want to wall mount and most monopoles need to be mounted a few feet from the back wall which I don't want to do due to WAF.
     
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    most compact bookshelf models should be fine on wall brackets, as long as they are not overly heavy or rear ported shouldn't be a problem.
     
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    You definately want monopoles as rears - i would stump up and get a pair of Bronze 1's and be done with it. Use a solid wood shelf rather than a bracket (it looks better) and don't worry about their being close to a wall, thats really only a problem if your using them as front stereo speakers. The tonal match between them and the BFX's will be perfect.
     
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    Why should I go 'definately' go for monopoles rather than bi/di-poles for the centre back channels?
     
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    Steve,

    Mike had the answer. Another pair of di/bi poles would confuse the audio presentation. The simple answer however is that the sixth channel - that you're splitting in to two channels - is a mono signal and, for technical reasons I'm unable to explain in simple terms, is not ideal for di/bi poles.
    In a 5.1 set-up di/bi poles are fine as rears or sides but within a 7.1 the best - and correct - arrangement is to use monoploes for front LCR and back LR with di poles on the sides.
     

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