Rear surround speakers

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by Matt Wahmhoff, Apr 7, 2004.

  1. Matt Wahmhoff

    Matt Wahmhoff Auditioning

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    I am looking into purchasing rear surround speakers. I am relatively new to home theater, so I'd like some help. Are "dipole" speakers better for rear surround than direct? I am contemplating buying a set of Cambridge Soundworks satellite speakers with the dipole feature. My system will only be used for home theater, not music. Any opinions?
     
  2. JoeHard

    JoeHard Stunt Coordinator

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    Matt,
    Many people prefer dipole surrounds for their "diffuse" sound, especialy for movies. Generally dipoles don't localize or call attention to themselves the way direct radiators do. Dipoles are usually mounted even with the listening position so they can fire forward and backward while the listener sits in the "void".I have not heard the Cambridge surrounds, but I know they are well regarded.
     
  3. Matt Wahmhoff

    Matt Wahmhoff Auditioning

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    Thank you Joe. And thanks for giving the tip on speaker placement also. This helps a lot!
     
  4. ScottCarr

    ScottCarr Second Unit

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    Matt what is your current speaker line up?

    Fronts?

    Center?

    Sub?
     

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