Can a bipole surround be wall mounted?

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  1. Marc Rochkind

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    My understanding is that a bipole has in-phase speakers firing front and back, whereas a dipole has out-of-phase speakers firing front and back OR out the front, but pointed 90 degrees from each other.

    (I have a pair of B&W dipoles suitable for wall mounting.)

    Therefore, if the above is true, this seems to imply that for wall mounting, the only choice between the two is dipole, because a bipole has to be somewhat out in the room, away from the wall.

    Do I have this right?
     
  2. Kevin_W

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    Not necessarily. I have Def Tech BP2's for the rears that are designed to mount to the wall and are bipoles (as the "BP" in BP2 refers). I don't think bipolar really implies a driver mount location, but rather a method of sound reproduction.
     
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    In any case - front/rear in phase, or front/rear 180 out of phase, or front/side, that would have nothing to do with whether they could or could not be wall mounted.

    If I am not mistaken, Bi/Di are more or less intended for wall mounting.
     

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