Looking for advice...omnipolars vs direct

 

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Username: Alysenne

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Registered: Jan-05
I'm looking for a $1000 or so sub/sat system, and I'm torn between getting Mirage's omnipolars or sticking with the tried and true direct speakers like Energy, Definitives, Orb, list goes on.

Can anyone give me a quick pro/con on getting omnipolars vs direct?

Two things that seem to stick out for me is expansive soundstage and ease of placement. Seems like the soundstage would be huge for the omnipolars instead of having a small sweet spot you might get with the directs. Usually when I watch movies, I'm watching with family and friends and it makes sense to have a big soundstage. Also, in the past, I had a horrible time with rear surround speaker placement. With omnipolars, I'd think that rear surround placement would be a cinch.

Any suggestions are greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Oh, one more thing. This speaker setup would be purely for movies (err...and videogames). I have a nice 2-channel setup that's totally separate from my television that I use for music.
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