To date, I have had a 5.1 system. My side surrounds were set to Dipole.
Look at the photo above. It shows what my 7.1 system will look like in the next two days when I get the 2 additional speakers for the side.
The side speakers will be located 3.5 feet from the couch on each side, a bit forward of listening position (not to exceed the front of the couch itself)
This is the most optimal arrangement I can do in the room without drilling holes. All speakers will be on pole stands, at the same height.
The question is setting them up as Bipole or Dipole
I have been speaking to THX calibrator Gregg Loewen who informed me that if I use a Dipole setup, I would have to actually reverse the Left/Right rear wire connections. So, if I understand correctly, Listening position LEFT would be wired REAR RIGHT to the receiver.
Rather than do all that, I figured why not just switch all the speakers to Bipole and then wire them as they should be wired.
However, I know each setting serves a specific purpose.
So here are my two questions...
1. Based on the picture above and the proposed setup should I do Bipole or Dipole?
2. If I do Bipole I am assuming I keep all speaker wiring connections to receiver according to listener's seated position Left/Right perspective?
3. If I do DiPole I need to switch the REAR channels only when wiring to the receiver?
Thanks as always!