I am reposting this over hear - I had it posted in Ron's 7.1 thread & did not get replies.
I read through the entire posts of different thoughts on the subject
As matching wood grain models are becoming very scare
I am replacing my Boston VRMC & VRMX Side Surrounds, Rear Centers & 4 Effect/presence speakers, with Focal speaker matches, as they are now clearing out the wood grained speaker options.
I also wanted to match the tweeters & woofers with my Main L&R & Center.
I have got 8 of them so far & have yet to get the Focal Side Surrounds
To be used in a Yam Rx-Z11 - 11.1 config.
The addition I hopefully will be adding on to the house this spring.
It will have the option of a dedicated HT room up to 22" long & ~19" up to a 10'+ ceiling.
(Done with proper HT odd dimensions & material specs)
Since the new room will allow walking room around the sides of the seating area
Q1Therefore I should use a Mono-pole as opposed to a Di-pole or Bi-pole, RIGHT?
Focal only makes Bi-polar side surround
(in models that match my current speakers' tweeters & woofers)
Q2 Given you have the choice between Model A &
Model B (model A slightly better speaker - bit lower base ~10Hz)
Would you put the Model A as Side Surrounds or Rear Centres? (given Q1 above is yes)