I know there are a number of you out there who use Sparks as surrounds. I wanted to see if anyone uses them in a manner like the link below with them firing upward.
For those with far more experience than I, does this type of placement produce a better non-directional surround field than a dipole would? Then has anyone by chance tried this out with some Sparks. My room is small enough that I need to either use a dipole or try out this format, a Spark radiating directly at me would be a bit much for the people on the end of my seating. If anyone has any experience in this area I'd very much appreciate the input. Thanks in advance.
It could work, but I wouldn't recommend this use as the coaxial tweeter has a little too narrow dispersion vs. the small dome tweeter. "Matching" with dipole designs is a rather fuzzy concept to begin with, and this might be a case where a different speaker is warranted until we bring out a shallow mounted variation or a wide dispersion design arraying 2 coaxes horizontally (of course this will cost more than a single driver unit). The way to handle the side seating that is close to a surround with the coaxial design is to use the well controlled off axis to our benefit. If you fire the coaxial straight out from the wall or with a small down angle from above ear level, everyone is off axis to some degree, but the closest listeners are much further off axis. The higher the speaker, the further off axis the closest listener. The mid/high frequencies will be reduced further off axis and help reduce the increased level from being closer to the speaker.
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