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#176030 - 09/07/07 10:43 AM Direct radiating speakers for rears on a 7.1 sys??
Ya_basta Offline
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I read many articles at "Audioholics". If I'm correct, I believe that they recommended using direct radiating speakers in a 7.1 system for the rears, and Bipolar/Dipole or Quadpolar speakers for the side speakers. Any input or suggestions regarding this?
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#176031 - 09/07/07 10:45 AM Re: Direct radiating speakers for rears on a 7.1 sys?? [Re: Ya_basta]
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For movies I disagree, but to each there own. For music listening in 7.1 many prefer direct radiating for rears. I think the Q's do fine for both.
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#176032 - 09/07/07 11:31 AM Re: Direct radiating speakers for rears on a 7.1 sys?? [Re: SirQuack]
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I've done both. I prefer the Q's all the way around for surrounds, to me they give a better blend than direct radiating speakers.
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#176033 - 09/07/07 01:13 PM Re: Direct radiating speakers for rears on a 7.1 s [Re: HomeDad]
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But all those extra woofers and tweeters cost $$
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#176034 - 09/07/07 02:28 PM Re: Direct radiating speakers for rears on a 7.1 sys?? [Re: HomeDad]
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I've done both. I prefer the Q's all the way around for surrounds, to me they give a better blend than direct radiating speakers.




Yes, I agree with this.

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#176035 - 09/07/07 02:54 PM Re: Direct radiating speakers for rears on a 7.1 s [Re: tomtuttle]
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But all those extra woofers and tweeters cost $$




So true Tom, The problem is once you get involved in this hobby of ours it starts to get difficult to separate the wants from the needs. About once a week I start Jonesing over the new Axiom amp, only strong willpower and the desire not to have my better half strangle me has kept me in check.
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#176036 - 09/07/07 03:05 PM Re: Direct radiating speakers for rears on a 7.1 s [Re: HomeDad]
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So true Tom, The problem is once you get involved in this hobby of ours it starts to get difficult to separate the wants from the needs.




Isn't this whole hobby a want? Perhaps I have been misguided...
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#176037 - 09/07/07 03:21 PM Re: Direct radiating speakers for rears on a 7.1 s [Re: Hutzal]
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So very misguided. You need M60s but you want M80s, see the difference.
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