redundant topic help: what dipole rear speaker to match B&W matrix 805s

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  1. Glen C

    Glen C Stunt Coordinator

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    i know it's redundant so apologies in advance. can anyone suggest a sub-$600-ish pair of dipole speakers to use in the rear setup of a 7.1 system. I have not updated my system since '99 (no need really) but i've since downsized a bit and upgraded the FP and wired the renovated "theatre" for 7.1.

    fronts are B&W matrix 805s & HTM center
    surround is Fosgate SD-90 thx dipoles
    onkyo 701 thx-select receiver
    M&K mx-90 sub

    Given a somewhat constrained budget and the limited use of the "7.1" speakers (i'll turn them off for 5.1 movies probably") i'm looking for a great bang for the buck.

    i'm not very interested in monopoles and if i were, i'd jump on a pair of B&Ws anyways. All suggestions welcome. [​IMG]
     
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    oops... can this be moved to the "speaker" area [​IMG]
     
  3. SethH

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    Sounds like the B&W DS7 is what you're looking for. It's B&W (which is obviously a plus in your book) and it can be either monopole or dipole (so you can play with it). Now this is in their 700 series, so it may not be a perfect match (or not as close as an 800 series would be), but I think it would be closer than buying another brand.
     

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