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

    Jul 30, 2004
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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 (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

    May 21, 2004
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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 least not for the cost increase!

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

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