Definition: A bipolar surround speaker has two or more speakers that output sound in mulitple directions. The purpose of a bipolar speaker is to make the surround sound field more diffuse so that the sound location cannot be pinpointed. In a bipolar speaker, both drivers are ‘in phase’, which means that both speakers are outputting sound at the same time.
Also Known As: Dipole speaker
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A dipolar surround speaker helps make the surround channel sound more diffuse, or more difficult to locate in the soundfield.