Centre speaker as rear surround?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Doug Smith, Apr 13, 2002.

  1. Doug Smith

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    I recently upgraded my system from a Pioneer 5.1 receiver, to a Marantz 6.1 receiver. As i already had my speakers in place for the 5.1 system I needed only one more speaker for my rear surround. As you know buying a single speaker is somewhat difficult, and I let the sales rep talk me into a centre speaker. Then I started to think (I don't know very much about speakers) am I missing out? Whats the difference between a centre speaker and a rear surround anyways? The centre was relatively inexpensive, but I am just wondering?
     
  2. MarkO

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    As long as the center he sold you was from the same series of speakers and are sonicaly similar to the ones you already own, you should not have a problem.
     
  3. ChrisAG

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    The Centre might even be better, since it is wider and has the two mid/bass drivers as opposed to one. I'd think it would do a slightly better job of "filling in" the rear space. At least that's what I tell myself - I have the same setup as you with my 6200 [​IMG]
    With regard to the limited bass capability of centre speakers, the rears are normally set to "Small" anyway.
     

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