Di poles or tradional front firing speakers for Home theatre surround?

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by Rolando, Sep 4, 2004.

  1. Rolando

    Rolando Screenwriter

    Feb 19, 2001
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    I have a feeling this has probably been asked a million times. I figure because I have seen sales mean at stores tell one or the other with certainty for years.

    Well I have always had for HT sound set up 4 towers and a center.

    Starting a small HT for the living room. I think I narrowed it down to Pioneer VSX 1014 or Elite 52TX.

    But now speaker set up.

    4 towers and center


    2 tower for front, 2 bookshelf for rear then center


    2 Towers for front and 2 dipoles for rear then center.

    I keep hearing dipoles are good for surround but won't it affect directionality?

    Won't it ruin certain directional effects? I figure 4 towers is best way to go but room size might not allow.

    I also happen to have the viewing couch smack dab against the back wall.

    What is THE BEST surround scenario? I have the couch up against the back wall but darn it I will drop a wall if I have to, if you guys say I need a tower and I need to put it in back!

    What do you guys think?
  2. Brian L

    Brian L Cinematographer

    Jul 8, 1998
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