need suggestions for surround speakers

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  1. arun

    arun Auditioning

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    hi

    I have Energy C3 as my mains and Energy CC1 as center.
    (receiver - yamaha 5760 )

    I want to add 2 rear surrounds

    i have narrowed down my choices
    to the following

    a) energy c1 (monopole)
    b) energy cr-1 (bipole)
    c) energy cr-3 (bipole/dipole)

    Now, I am not sure which one of these will fit my room setup.

    My (small) room size is 15x10. The TV is at 3 feet from the frontwall and
    the sofa is at the backwall. I can move the sofa 2 or 3 feets from the
    backwall. I have around 2 feet to the right/left of my sofa to position
    the surrounds.

    For such a room setup, which surround speaker should I go with?

    I have a feeling that energy cr-3 might be a little bigger(costlier)
    for the space I have. But would like your opinions.

    pls advice.
    thx in adv,
     
  2. Wayne A. Pflughaupt

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    I’d go with the monopole. Di-and bipolar speakers are designed to get ambient sound by reflecting off the front and back walls, so they work best when there is at least several feet between the seat and the wall. Since your seat is practically against the rear wall, the speakers would have to be really close to the rear wall, too. So the only reflection you would get would be from the front wall.

    Regards,
    Wayne A. Pflughaupt
     
  3. arun

    arun Auditioning

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    thx wayne for ur suggestion..

    meanwhile..i took a different route with respect to my
    surrounds.

    Good guys was having a sale on Energy C5 for 378$ a pair.
    So I upgraded my mains to C5s and going to using my C3s (monopoles) as my surrounds.
     

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