Thanks. I've never heard of choosing the type based on seating distance from the surround speakers. Where did you come up with the 6' distance, experience? I currently sit 5' from 1 surround, and 5.5' from the other. I currently use bipoles on rear wall, but I'm thinking of trying direct radiating surrounds, on side walls. The problem I have is on one side, I have a boxed in steel column between the side wall and my seat.I'm hoping for some more opinions from you guys.Depends on seating distance and your listening habits. If your closest seat is 6' or closer from any surround speaker (including rears) I think the defused sound of a bi/di is a better option. Also, if you tend to listen loud I'd also recommend bi/di. Personally Ive never had the luxury of a room wide enough for DR , and I listen at reference levels most of the time so its a double whammy for me. Bottom line its just too easy to directionally locate surrounds or rears if either of those situations apply to you.
International Telecommunications Union bulletin 775...Jim Mcc said:What is ITU?
I know a guy, who back in early days, bought 4 Klipschorns and a LaScala.The LaScala was originally designed to be the center speaker and pull double duty as a TV stand.gene c said:This is hardly my area of expertise but I think a lot depends on placement. If you can put them directly to the sides then I might try bi-poles or di-poles. Anyplace behind the seats and I'd go with direct radiating. But again, i really shouldn't be commenting on this.I also like brighter, metal dome tweeters for HT. But that's another topic.I also like DTS's original advice on surround speaker placement. Identicle full range speakers at all locations placed in a circular pattern, all equidistant from the listener. But who could really do that? I can't . But imagine...5 or 7 Revel-SalonII's. You'ld never hear from me again.
I prefer direct which is what I have in my 7.2 speaker configuration.Jim Mcc said:For a 5.1 system, what type of surround speaker do you prefer and why? 1) Direct radiating 2) Bipole 3) Dipole