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What do I do with my old speakers??


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#1 of 7 OFFLINE   JimHaskell

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Posted January 25 2005 - 01:43 AM

Hey, my second post!!

Anyway, I'm still using a Pro logic HT, and I'm planning to upgrade. My surround speakers are Cambridge soundworks "The Surround" -- not the 5.1 model, but the original dipolar. Can they possibly be used in any capacity, or are they now scrap?

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#2 of 7 OFFLINE   Elinor

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Posted January 25 2005 - 02:42 AM

Donate to charity. Deduct from taxes.

#3 of 7 OFFLINE   JohnSmith

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Posted January 25 2005 - 08:25 AM

You could eat them! :-D

mmmmmm..

and dipoles work fine in audio systems, in fact I use dipoles & bipoles for surround duties. So if they're perfectly good speakers and have suitable low-end near to your av amps crossover, and don't sound rubbish you can use them.

#4 of 7 OFFLINE   Michael Colby

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Posted January 26 2005 - 01:55 AM

Seems you could still use them as surrounds. Or there's always ebay.

#5 of 7 OFFLINE   JimHaskell

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Posted January 26 2005 - 02:43 AM

These dipoles were designed for Dolby Prologic -- where the rear channel was only something like 200 Hz - 14,000 Hz, or something like that. So these speakers can't play the full range of 5.1 dolby.

I'm thinking about selling the entire Prologic system this summer at a garage sale.

#6 of 7 OFFLINE   DaveF

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Posted January 26 2005 - 08:24 AM

Use the receiver and speaker system for your computer.

Use it your garage / workshop.

Put it in your bedroom or kids' room.

Give it to your uncle who still thinks quadraphonic is the bee's knees.

#7 of 7 OFFLINE   John Garcia

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Posted January 26 2005 - 09:03 AM

I like the sledgehammer approach, but fire works too Posted Image j/k
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