Paradigm ADP-370 (dipoles) on rear wall?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Javier_A, Dec 11, 2002.

  1. Javier_A

    Javier_A Auditioning

    Dec 10, 2002
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    I just purchased a set of Paradigm speakers:

    fronts: monitor 7
    center: CC-370
    surrounds: ADP-370
    sub: PDR-12

    This will be set up in my living room, which is about 13x13, with a wall and window on the left side, and no wall on the right side of the room. As you can see, I have no way to mount the speakers to the sides of the couch, which is against the back wall of the room. Is it ok to mount the ADP-370s, or any dipole speaker, against the back wall? I just want to make sure that I don't lose the "benefits" or "effects" of these dipole speakers by being on the back wall. How about some speaker stand maybe, would that work better? Otherwise, I guess I could trade them for mini-monitors if you think it would work better for my setup.

  2. Kurt Kelson

    Kurt Kelson Extra

    Mar 19, 2002
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    I run my DefTech BP2X's in a back wall configuration as you suggest and it sounds fine. At my old house I was able to mount them 'correctly' (ie: next to the listening position on the side walls) and while it sounded better, I don't feel like I'm giving up a lot from a surround perspective with the current (back wall) positioning.

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