Speaker combination for EX/ES set-up

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  1. Patrick

    Patrick Auditioning

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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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  2. Jeremy Hegna

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    direct...side surrounds
    Single dipole....rear center
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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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    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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    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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    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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  7. 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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    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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