What are Dipole Speakers?
Like a bipole speaker, a dipole speaker outputs sound from both sides of the cabinet. The difference is dipole speakers are ‘out of phase’, which means that one speaker is outputting sound while the other is not, and vice-versa. The purpose is to create a very diffuse and enveloping surround sound effect. Dipole surround speakers are usually preferred by movie enthusiasts and are also placed on the side walls. The term dipole derives from the fact that the polar response consists of two lobes distributing equal sound forwards and backwards, and none perpendicular to the axis. Dipole surround speakers can sound good either on the side walls or the back wall of a home theater--the overall shape of the room will decide where they should be placed.
Benefits of Dipole Speakers
Sound is fifty percent of the entertainment experience. Sound waves are affected by room acoustics bouncing off reflective surfaces such as walls or being absorbed by soft surfaces such as upholstery and carpets. Dipole surround speakers can sound good either on the side walls or the back wall of a home theater and the overall shape of the room will decide where they should be placed. An advantage of dipoles is that the sound is concentrated in the listening area due to the figure-of-eight polar response. Dipole Speakers are designed to provide high quality sound. Getting the full sound element of your Home Theater Surround Sound by adding Dipole Speakers will feel like you’re in a Movie Theater. There are several benefits to adding a Dipole Surround Speaker to your Home Theater System, but before you decide to purchase consult our Trained Staff. Call, E-mail, or Chat and one of our Home Theater Experts will assist you in selecting the best Dipole Speaker for your Home Theater.