bipoles vs. dipoles

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  1. Mikey L

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    can anyone explain to me in layman's terms what these terms mean in reference to surround speakers? what are the advantages/disadvantages of each? BTW, I tried the search engine for this topic and it wasn't working......
     
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    I found this to be very informative:
    http://www.hometheatermag.com/showarchives.cgi?25
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    i was unable to access this link....it brought me to home theatre mag but with nothing on screen........
     
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    Mikey,
    I'm not to sure the article will help you out much. It's an interesting read but....
    This link should answer your question exactly. In short, bipole speakers fire in phase, all drivers moving out at the same time on both sides of the speaker. Dipole speakers fire out of phase, while one side of the speaker is moving in the other side is moving out. Hope this helps.
    Brad
     
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    Another link that says the same thing.
    Brad
     
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    "what are the advantages/disadvantages of each? BTW, "
    Dipoles require precise listener positioning... directly in the null spot.
    Bipoles are more forgiving in this respect.
    for pics of my bipoles:
    hometheater.home.att.net/speakers.htm
     

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