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Old 01-12-2020, 10:37 PM   #3461
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question here thats probably been asked here and there. Bipoles for Atmos setup. To my understanding using Bi is a no-no for Heights. What about Surround Back channels?
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question here thats probably been asked here and there. Bipoles for Atmos setup. To my understanding using Bi is a no-no for Heights. What about Surround Back channels?
Bipoles are useable depending on distances from the main listening positions. If you're close, like 3-4 feet from the surrounds, then bipoles are recommended rather than monopoles.

Overheads can be of the pre-aimed/pre-angled variety for ceilings 8 feet and under like those from RSL Speakers. Wide dispersion overheads like KEF or JBL Control coaxials are good for above 8 feet.
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Bipoles are useable depending on distances from the main listening positions. If you're close, like 3-4 feet from the surrounds, then bipoles are recommended rather than monopoles.

Overheads can be of the pre-aimed/pre-angled variety for ceilings 8 feet and under like those from RSL Speakers. Wide dispersion overheads like KEF or JBL Control coaxials are good for above 8 feet.
from my listening position to back wall is 5ft. same for the sides of the wall. where I'll sit to near the ceiling for the heights is 4/4.5 ft. Wall length on the side walls is 12ft
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from my listening position to back wall is 5ft. same for the sides of the wall. where I'll sit to near the ceiling for the heights is 4/4.5 ft. Wall length on the side walls is 12ft

You're right on the cusp of bipole and monopole surrounds. You could probably go monopole as long as they don't have too narrow a dispersion.


They should be timbre matched to the front speakers if you can help it. Unless you're updating your speakers as well.


What is your ceiling height?
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You're right on the cusp of bipole and monopole surrounds. You could probably go monopole as long as they don't have too narrow a dispersion.


They should be timbre matched to the front speakers if you can help it. Unless you're updating your speakers as well.


What is your ceiling height?
ceiling height is 9ft.

and already upgraded speakers. SVS Prime Bookshelf for front and Prime Center

Those are the only things I have hooked up. I have 4 Polk T15's just sitting around. I really thought about just getting 2 more if I wanted to do the 5.1.4 setup. Get Bestbuy to price match Amazon and use my Rewards, I should get the 2 speakers for $50

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ceiling height is 9ft.

and already upgraded speakers. SVS Prime Bookshelf for front and Prime Center

Those are the only things I have hooked up. I have 4 Polk T15's just sitting around. I really thought about just getting 2 more if I wanted to do the 5.1.4 setup. Get Bestbuy to price match Amazon and use my Rewards, I should get the 2 speakers for $50

I would get matching Prime's for the surrounds, and hang the T15's from the ceiling using angle adjustable key hole mounts.
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hi everyone, I've been away for sometime now. i'm stuck on my options for 5.1.4. What are current users of this setup using as height designations? I started with front heights (a little in front of, and at ceiling wall juncture at side of MLP. Also rear heights in back of and at wall ceiling juncture. I did the calibration 8 locations in a 12'x14' room, Fantastic movement of audio throughout listening area. I was caught up in always hearing my height speakers, but now I also appreciate the other end of the spectrum (enjoying the ride)!! I find myself wondering what if I leave my speakers where they are , but changing their designation setup in my AVR x4100, in other words top middle instead of front heights. My question is will that give me a different audio perspective, or will the Atmos decoder simply use those settings to give me the same listening experience? ie as the director intended???
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