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RP-250S or RP-160M for sides and backs?

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I have a small room and I am planning a 7.1.4 setup. Since the side surround speakers will be pretty close to the seating while the back surrounds will be roughly 3-4 ft behind the seating, will it be okay if I get the RP-250S for both the side surrounds and the back surrounds? I thought about the RP-160M for both the sides and backs but read that the sound may be too directional at close distances. The RP-250S will help diffuse the sound which will be a plus when you are close to the speakers. Any thoughts?

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That'll give you seamless sound beside and behind you.  I'd do it.

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1 hour ago, wuzzzer said:

That'll give you seamless sound beside and behind you.  I'd do it.

 

Thanks.

 

But doesn't Dolby recommend monopoles for the surround speakers with Atmos?

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9 hours ago, Kain said:

I have a small room and I am planning a 7.1.4 setup. Since the side surround speakers will be pretty close to the seating while the back surrounds will be roughly 3-4 ft behind the seating, will it be okay if I get the RP-250S for both the side surrounds and the back surrounds? I thought about the RP-160M for both the sides and backs but read that the sound may be too directional at close distances. The RP-250S will help diffuse the sound which will be a plus when you are close to the speakers. Any thoughts?

i love the WDST speakers.  If your side wall is 15ft or closer these are best. 

 

if a huge room go bookshelves all around

i dont like WDST speakers as back surrounds the channel mixes perfectly as monos

 

if u can fit the rp160m u r in for a treat

 

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4 hours ago, Kain said:

 

Thanks.

 

But doesn't Dolby recommend monopoles for the surround speakers with Atmos?

 

They backed off of this.  When it first came out a few years ago they were saying monopole at the same height as your mains, period.  It's just not an issue in my opinion and they aren't dictating it either.  Having a horn firing in your ear directly from the side just isn't pleasant.  

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