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Can ANY speakers be used as surround sound speakers?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Joe_Brown, Dec 28, 2001.

  1. Joe_Brown

    Joe_Brown Auditioning

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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?
     
  2. Jason Au

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    you can definitely use bookshelf speakers for surrounds. There are some that even use towers for rears.
     
  3. 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...
     
  4. Sean Conklin

    Sean Conklin Screenwriter

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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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