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Old 04-05-2009, 03:08 AM   #1
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Alphabetical List of Bipolar and Dipolar Surround Speaker Manufacturers
  1. Aerial Acoustics:
    http://www.aerialacoustics.com/html/prods.html
  2. Angstrom Loudspeakers:
    http://www.angstromloudspeakers.com/...&top_cat_id=75
  3. Aperion Audio:
    http://www.aperionaudio.com/product/...15,30,267.aspx
  4. AV123
    http://www.av123.com//index.php?page...mart&Itemid=37
  5. Axiom Audio:
    http://www.axiomaudio.com/surroundspeakers.html
  6. BG Radia:
    http://bgradia.com/all-speakers.html
  7. Bowers & Wilkins (B&W):
    http://www.bowers-wilkins.com/display.aspx?infid=2376
  8. Cambridge SoundWorks:
    http://www.cambridgesoundworks.com/s...y=spk_surround
  9. Cinepro Evo 1 & Evo 2:
    http://www.cinepro.com/
  10. Crystal Acoustics:
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/browse.html...A3JWKVUUSBLLLF
  11. Definitive Technology:
    http://www.definitivetech.com/Produc...d/default.aspx
  12. Elemental Design Custom Dipole Speakers:
    http://www.edesignaudio.com/product_...roducts_id=748
    http://blog.edesignaudio.com/?p=315
  13. Emotiva:
    http://www.emotiva.com/erd1.html
  14. EMP Tek:
    http://www.emptek.com/surounds.php
  15. Energy:
    http://www.energy-speakers.com/na-en...round-speaker/
  16. Fluance:
    http://www.fluance.com/fluanbipsurs.html
  17. Gale:
    http://www.gale.co.uk/3060b.html
  18. Home Theater Direct (HTD):
    http://www.htd.com/Products/level-tw...l-TWO-Surround
    http://www.htd.com/Products/level-th...THREE-Surround
  19. Infinity:
    http://www.infinitysystems.com/home/...USA&Country=US
  20. Jamo:
    http://www.jamo.com/Default.aspx?ID=...roductID=17855
    http://www.jamo.com/Default.aspx?ID=...roductID=17941
  21. JBL:
    http://www.jbl.com/home/products/pro...at=SSS&ser=PER
    http://www.jbl.com/home/products/pro...at=SSS&ser=PER
  22. Klipsch:
    http://www.klipsch.com/products/lists/surround.aspx
  23. Legacy Audio:
    http://www.legacyaudio.com/index.php...&category_id=2
  24. Martin Logan: (All ESL series are dipoles)
    http://www.us.martinlogan.com/speaker_intro/vista.html
    http://www.us.martinlogan.com/speake...o/vantage.html
    http://www.us.martinlogan.com/speaker_intro/spire.html
    http://www.us.martinlogan.com/speaker_intro/source.html
    http://www.us.martinlogan.com/speaker_intro/purity.html
  25. MBL:
    http://www.mbl-germany.de/english/start.html
  26. Mirage:
    http://www.miragespeakers.com/na-en/...round-speaker/
  27. MK Sound:
    http://www.mksoundsystem.com/default_2.htm
  28. Monitor Audio:
    http://www.monitoraudiousa.com/produ...e=8&product=59
    http://www.monitoraudiousa.com/suppo...x/your-speaker
    http://www.monitoraudiousa.com/produ...x/your-speaker
    http://www.monitoraudiousa.com/produ...e=1&product=34
  29. Mordaunt-Short:
    http://www.mordauntshort.com/summary...tle=Avant+903i
  30. Niles:
    http://www.nilesaudio.com/product.ph...rdcdID=FG01337
    http://www.nilesaudio.com/product.ph...rdcdID=FG01137
  31. Ohm Speakers:
    http://www.ohmspeakers.com/styles_walsh.cfm
  32. Omega:
    http://www.omegaloudspeakers.com/super3bipole.html
  33. Paradigm:
    http://www.paradigm.com/en/paradigm/...ounds.paradigm
  34. Phase Technology:
    http://www.phasetech.com/products.ht..._id=V-Surround
    http://www.phasetech.com/products.ht...CB-SURR&dt65=1
  35. Polk Audio:
    http://www.polkaudio.com/homeaudio/p...dual/surround/
  36. Premier Acoustics:
    http://www.sounddistributors.com/buy...at_name=Search
    http://www.sounddistributors.com/buy...at_name=Search
  37. PSB Speakers
    http://www.psbspeakers.com/products/...e-S50-Surround
    http://www.psbspeakers.com/products/...um-S2-Surround
    http://www.psbspeakers.com/products/...ony-S-Surround
    http://www.psbspeakers.com/products/...ine-S-Surround
  38. RBH:
    http://www.rbhsound.com/
  39. Revel:
    http://www.revelspeakers.com/product...asp?product=11
    http://www.revelspeakers.com/product...asp?product=22
  40. Salk Sound:
    http://www.salksound.com/v-bi-di.shtml
  41. Snell Acoustics:
    http://www.snellacoustics.com/ProductDetails/3440.asp
    http://www.snellacoustics.com/ProductDetails/3452.asp
  42. Sunfire:
    http://www.sunfire.com/CR-BiPole.htm
    Swan:
    http://www.swanspeaker.com/speaker/htm/index.asp?type=A
  43. Totem Acoustics:
    http://www.totemacoustic.com/us/prod...ectural/lynks/
  44. Triad:
    Bronze: http://www.triadspeakers.com/products/owbsur.html
    Silver: http://www.triadspeakers.com/products/owssur.html
    Gold: http://www.triadspeakers.com/products/owgsur.html
  45. VMPS:
    http://www.vmpsaudio.com/HT-LRC.htm

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Old 04-05-2009, 03:16 AM   #2
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Hey BigDaddy

the link:

AV123
http://av123.com/component/page,shop...k,1/Itemid,37/

does not work for me. Maybe its just me but I wanted to give you the heads up.
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Hey BigDaddy

the link:

AV123
http://av123.com/component/page,shop...k,1/Itemid,37/

does not work for me. Maybe its just me but I wanted to give you the heads up.
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Old 04-05-2009, 03:44 AM   #4
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Hey BigDaddy

the link:

AV123
http://av123.com/component/page,shop...k,1/Itemid,37/

does not work for me. Maybe its just me but I wanted to give you the heads up.
Manufacturers keep changing and modifying their web sites. Apparently, AV123 only makes an Omnipolar speaker now. I added the link.
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Manufacturers keep changing and modifying their web sites. Apparently, AV123 only makes an Omnipolar speaker now. I added the link.
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Hey BD,

Under the Monitor Audio links:

They moved this link

http://www.monitoraudiousa.com/produ...x/your-speaker

to this link

http://www.monitoraudiousa.com/suppo...x/your-speaker

Because the RSFX has been replaced with the new RXFX and here is that link

http://www.monitoraudiousa.com/produ...x/your-speaker
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Hey BD,

Under the Monitor Audio links:

They moved this link

http://www.monitoraudiousa.com/produ...x/your-speaker

to this link

http://www.monitoraudiousa.com/suppo...x/your-speaker

Because the RSFX has been replaced with the new RXFX and here is that link

http://www.monitoraudiousa.com/produ...x/your-speaker
Thank you. I fixed the links.

Manufacturers keep moving things around in speakers, subwoofers, and amplifiers. It has become almost impossible to keep up. Unfortunately, a few of them have gone out of business.
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Can't forget Bowers-Wilkins:
http://www.bowers-wilkins.com/displa...fid=2376&sc=ht
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Thanks. I added B&W.

I should have changed the title of the thread to affordable Bipolar/Dipolar speaker manufacturers.
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Bigdaddy, you should add M&K Sound to the list. They make reference level surround speakers in either dipole or tripole configurations.

Here's their web site:

http://www.mksoundsystem.com/
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Bigdaddy, you should add M&K Sound to the list. They make reference level surround speakers in either dipole or tripole configurations.

Here's their web site:

http://www.mksoundsystem.com/
I added MK Sound. Thank you.
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Might be about time to go dual dipole for my rears...
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Just saw these new rears from SVS

Heavy at 18ibs a piece and they do have a 6" driver in them

http://www.svsound.com/products-spks-sbs01.cfm
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Just saw these new rears from SVS

Heavy at 18ibs a piece and they do have a 6" driver in them

http://www.svsound.com/products-spks-sbs01.cfm
They look nice and quite efficient too, so an average AVR should be able to push them nicely. I also see they are offering a nice discount for pre-orders, not to mention providing their new metal grills when they are shipped in July. Not too shabby IMO.
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They look nice and quite efficient too, so an average AVR should be able to push them nicely. I also see they are offering a nice discount for pre-orders, not to mention providing their new metal grills when they are shipped in July. Not too shabby IMO.
Sonicboomaudio in Canada has them in stock and he did mention when metal grilles become available they might be free
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Just saw these new rears from SVS

Heavy at 18ibs a piece and they do have a 6" driver in them

http://www.svsound.com/products-spks-sbs01.cfm

Concerning the SSS speakers...


They are heavy but they look really good, when I was up at the SVSound HQ a month or so ago we got to look at a set, but they didnt have any hooked up at the time. I'm very interested in the bi-poles. I want either bi-pole of di-pole for surround duty but I'm thinking I want bi-poles for the front height speakers...not sure if that would be better that direct or.....?

But the SVS SSS speakers were dang nice...a little pricey compared to the Emotiva di/bi-pole but I will say that they sure looked good and I really wanted to hear them.
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Concerning the SSS speakers...


They are heavy but they look really good, when I was up at the SVSound HQ a month or so ago we got to look at a set, but they didnt have any hooked up at the time. I'm very interested in the bi-poles. I want either bi-pole of di-pole for surround duty but I'm thinking I want bi-poles for the front height speakers...not sure if that would be better that direct or.....?

But the SVS SSS speakers were dang nice...a little pricey compared to the Emotiva di/bi-pole but I will say that they sure looked good and I really wanted to hear them.

Actually since i bought my sub at sonic boom , i could pick a pair of these up for 489 , which is similar to the axioms price wise and bigger drivers .

And will have to reinforce wall for these puppies .
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Actually since i bought my sub at sonic boom , i could pick a pair of these up for 489 , which is similar to the axioms price wise and bigger drivers .

And will have to reinforce wall for these puppies .
The are heavy but nothing like the weight of the Onix Rocket RS300's those things were around 25lb a piece "I think". I had a pair of them "di-pole" and they sounded not to bad...but they were so heavy that I sent them back and got another set of RS450's.


Of course now I'm planning on some Sig Digms for the front "in the distant future" but I'm really wanting these SSS, I believe they will be perfect for me.

Anyone have any thoughts for Front Height speakers? Should one want to get direct, di or bi? Does it really matter?
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The are heavy but nothing like the weight of the Onix Rocket RS300's those things were around 25lb a piece "I think". I had a pair of them "di-pole" and they sounded not to bad...but they were so heavy that I sent them back and got another set of RS450's.


Of course now I'm planning on some Sig Digms for the front "in the distant future" but I'm really wanting these SSS, I believe they will be perfect for me.

Anyone have any thoughts for Front Height speakers? Should one want to get direct, di or bi? Does it really matter?
Today i went to Sonicboomaudio and picked up the SSS-02 surrounds .

They sounded pretty good at there location with Saving Private Ryan .

Cannot wait to get them hooked up .
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The most recent addition to Bipolar/Dipolar surround speakers is from the Home Theater Direct. They sell Level Two and Level Three speakers. The main difference is that their Level Three speakers have ribbon tweeters and are considered to be higher end. For years, HTD has been selling monopole bookshelf speakers for surrond application. I contacted a few days ago. They told me that they have been testing the new speakers for the past couple of months and they perform much better than their bookshelf monopole speakers. The specifications for the speakers should become available before the end of September 2010.

The price of the new surround speakers until yesterday was $179 each. As of today, they raised the price to $189 each ($378 for two). Despite this small increase, I believe they are a very good deal. It is rare to find bipole/dipole speakers with Ribbon Tweeters below $400.




Their other speakers come in three colors: Dark Cherry, Black, and Light Cherry. Currently, the bi/di surround speakers are only available in black. I assume that they will eventually be available in all three colors.

HT Room: Panasonic PT-AE8000, Epson 1080UB Proj., Mitsubishi 65" Diamond Series HD TV, Yamaha-RX-A3010 Rec., CinePro 6-Ch. Amp. (350 W/Ch, 8 Ohm), Proton D1200 Amp., Behringer EP4000 & EPX3000 Amps., Oppo BDP-83, Sony BDP-S790, Audio Technica Tuntable, Mitsubishi S-VHS, 2 Def. Tech. Super Towers w 15" subs, 1 Def. Tech. Center & 1 Martin-Logan Center, 2 Def. Tech. Surr. & 2 PSB Surr., 2 Cadence Presence, 2 Bose 901 Rears, 2 Modified HSU 12" Subs, 1 ED DIY 12" Sub, 1 ED DIY 15" Sub, Velodyne SMS-1 Subwoofer Equalizer, DirecTV HD, Monster HTS 5000 & APC H15 Power Conditioners.
Two-Channel Room: XiangSheng Tube Preamp., Carver TFM-45 Amp. (375 W/Ch), Behringer EPX4000 Amp., Onkyo CD player, Denon Turntable, Yamaha Tuner, 2 Vintage Polk RTA-15TL Speakers, 2 LCY 100 Super Tweeters, 2 DIY Folded Horn Super Towers with 15" Sub., 1 Modified AA HD-SUB12
Family Room: Mitsubishi 73" Diamond Series TV, Yamaha DSP-A3090 Rec., DirecTV HD-DVR, PS3, Zvox Speaker, 1 DIY 12" Sub.

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