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Old 10-18-2018, 11:14 AM
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Originally Posted by Egghead View Post
I have the surrounds pretty much pointed straight at my head in the MLP.

I've been intrigued with the idea of bipoles as surrounds, but I'm happier with these big matching towers.

In the book by Toole I'm reading, I just got to a section where he cited a study, saying that folks preferred to have a second set of left/right speakers located between +/- 45 degrees and +/- 75 degrees. Mine were awfully close to +/- 90, so I played around with 70 degrees. To make that happen, I had to push my MLP back a couple of feet from my mains (which are at +/- 30). I found it lost something. Not sure why. There's always the chance that I just had a bad Audyssey calibration. But I moved it back where I had it, reran Audyssey, and I like it a lot better.
Bipolar surrounds were kind of the rage in the 90s. It's been a while since I heard any, I recall thinking they were nice, but not better than monopoles, on the whole.

Am I reading that right, that you tried running dual mains? Two left speakers, and two right speakers?
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