Surrounds for difficult room?

Discussion in 'Speakers & Subwoofers' started by John S Smith, Jan 7, 2005.

  1. John S Smith

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    I've just ordered a pair of Studio 40's, intend to add CC 470, surrounds and Sub shortly but for right now I'll be playing Stereo only.

    Room is 17' by 22',both of the 22' walls are virtually glass, (one side has two 8'glass door sections and the other has a 12' glass door section.)
    I've read some things on Dipole speakers and hope I could achieve reasonable results from mounting Studio ADP's on the ceiling rather than on the wall. Note that I do not expect optimum performance and I am far from experienced but logically speakers located in this manner and in line with intended listening/viewing position should be able to sound reasonable, no?

    My alternative is to mount a smaller Dipole hard to the ceiling above the doors, using rears instead is problematic also so it's out.
    Thanks in advance

    ..john
     
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    John,

    Dipoles are designed for and work best in rectangular rooms. They are mounted on the left and right side walls, and get their ambient qualities by firing the sound at the front and rear walls, where it is diffused as it reflects back to the listening area.

    Mounting dipoles on the ceiling, the sound will merely be directed to and reflect off the floor. I think in your situation it would be better to use direct radiating speakers aimed at the listening area.

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    Wayne A. Pflughaupt
     

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