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Can ANY speakers be used as surround sound speakers? (1 Viewer)

Joe_Brown

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hey guys, can any speakers, like regular bookshelf's be used as surround sound speakers? or do they have to be speakers that are called surround sound speakers?
 

Jason Au

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you can definitely use bookshelf speakers for surrounds. There are some that even use towers for rears.
 

AbelM

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Mr. Joe:

Yes you can use any type of speaker as a surround. I actually prefer either bookshelf or bigger as a surround speaker...
 

Sean Conklin

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Yes you can, I would just make sure the impedance(ohm) ratings match,If your receiver is rated for 8 ohm speakers then try to use 8 ohm speakers.

Of course real life ohm performance will vary with volume, frequency and general ohm rating discrepency(i.e. speakers rated at 8 ohms will fluctuate with volume and frequency,generally anywhere from 2 to 16 ohms, Speaker manufacturer will also vary), Blah Blah Blah, no big deal.

Just try to match the ohm ratings and you will be fine.
 

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