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Patrick

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I'm in the process of setting up an EX/ES system. I'm not sure what speaker types (direct/dipole)to use for the side and back surrounds. I know what THX suggests, but I'm wondering what you guys are using. Please specify your setup as follows:
Side surround/back surround:
a) direct/direct
b) dipole/dipole
c) dipole/direct
d) direct/dipole
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Kevin C Brown

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Front L + R: bipolar
Front Center: monopole
Rear L + R: bipolar
Rear Center: monopole
They are basically mirror images. Very nice soundfield. I used to have dipoles for the rear L + R, mounted up high. When I went to the bipolars (ground level) I felt the sound field integrated better with the TV picture. Calls attention to itself a lot less.
I am *in* the sound field now instead of *under* it.
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Matthew Anderson

Second Unit
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I am using directs for my side surrounds and I will be getting the same when I add to two center surround speakers. I like the way monopoles sound for DTS music and movies.
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MatthewJ S

Supporting Actor
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bipole side surrounds(no prolog anymore so why dipole?)
direct radiating rear surounds (2)
can do either-or--or-both set-up === ie; DTS MUSIC CD'S AND
DVD-AUDIO/SACD(MULTI-CHANNEL OF COURSE) LIKES 5 W/DIRECT REARS BUT FOR MOVIES I LOVE THE ENVELOPMENT OF RUNNING ALL OF THEM
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SimonT

Grip
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I use 4 monopoles...2 on the sides, 2 in the rear. I don't like way dipoles sound in my room. I needed the direct radiators. If you have the right acoustics though...I would definitly go with dipoles for more diffuse imaging.
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Eric Samonte

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I'm also in the same boat, looking to set-up at least a 6.1 system. As this will be from scratch ( sold off my old stuff), am I to think that I should put up directs on the sides and another direct as my rear center? Will "upgrading" later on to a 7.1 with another rear direct be a logical way to go down the road?
BTW, I'm thinking of getting Atlantic Technology 350s for the lot..with an SVS sub of course.
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Zbigniew

Stunt Coordinator
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Paradigm all the way around;
Monitor-9 LCR350 Monitor-9 PW-2200
ADP-350 ADP-350
Mon-5 Mon-5
Nice sound in 15.5/16.5 room.
Zbigniew.
 

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