Open back wall = monopole side for 7.1?

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by Allen_N, Aug 12, 2004.

  1. Allen_N

    Allen_N Stunt Coordinator

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    I currently have a Klipsch RF-25 and RC-35 setup that I have just purchased. My wife and I are building a new house where the living room and kitchen are one huge room. I am wanting to do a 7.1 system where I envision using in-ceilings for my rear backs. However, for my surrounds I was wondering if it would be better to use a bookshelf speaker (RB-35) or the surround speaker (RS-25/35).

    Since there is no back wall close for the dipoles to bounce off of I was thinking it would be better to get the bookshelves. Is this correct thinking?

    Here is a link to the floor plan

    http://www.4atvtires.com/uploads/pro.../floorplan.JPG (Picture is 130k)

    I'll be moving the fireplace to the corner and placing my tv in it's spot.
     
  2. DavidCooper

    DavidCooper Stunt Coordinator

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    I have a similar set-up. No back wall that opens into the dinning/kitchen area. I haven't tried dipoles for sides yet...but I would think they might not work as well.

    I'm currently using Monopoles and I think they sound pretty good. They can be a tad distracting on some material but I really think they do a great job.

    I'm just not sure the sound will change all that much if I went with dipoles...at least not for the cost increase!

    I would think your in the same boat....I think monopoles would be best.
     

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