We often get the question of how to connect the 1723 Surround speakers to the amp.
These have upper and lower binding posts, connected with a jumper.
For normal use, you can connect the speaker wire to either upper or lower terminals, keeping the jumpers in place.
Our TriAxial surround speakers are mostly a direct-firing speaker. Like a wall-mountable shallow bookshelf speaker if you will. But in addition, they use two small 4" (3" in the 1961 Series), full-range drivers on the side in dipole mode from 200Hz and up.
This creates a much greater envelopment and wider sweet spot, compared to your standard bookshelf speaker. All of this is achieved without losing any detail or directionality.
This design can be extremely beneficial if you are sitting close to the surround speakers.
Normal monopole speakers will struggle to create a sense of space in close proximity, as they need some distance to give you the soundstage you expect. Basically, the same rules apply as with your front speakers.
As a bonus, our 1723 Surround and 1723 Surround (S) offer the option to operate in standard monopol mode.
By just disconnecting the jumpers between the terminals and hooking up the speaker wires to the lower binding posts (marked FRONT) you can decide what sounds best to your ears.
A very versatile speaker that can be used in a variety of setups.