Matching rear surrounds - how important?

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  1. BrianRS

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    I am thinking about moving to a 7.1 set-up and looking into the Klipsch ss-1 for the rear surrounds. I currrently have HTD's all the way around. What do you think?
     
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    i don't know about the tonal quality of those particular speakers, but i do feel that timbre-matching is important.
    i have polks up front, but some pinnacle speakers in the back and i can definitely tell the difference. even when i'm just doing pink-noise calibration i can tell they're different....i guess it's not so bad when watching a movie so i haven't bothered to upgrade.
    next time i get speakers, i'm going to make sure they're all the same. maybe pick up 6 mini-monitors and a sub. now that sounds like a plan!
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    well i've been looking at blowing my wad of cash on a pair of PSB (Image) 6T's and a 9C center. i was gonna get some 'cheaper' surrounds (likely JBLs) so i could get the most out of the front 3, but maybe i should reconsider. these will all match to my SVS 25-31PC...thoughts? (sorry distract from your original question Brian!)
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    I think most of us strive to have matching speakers all around, but by far the most important match is the center to the mains.
    The biggest difference I notice is with voices. Since the surround channels are rarely used for reproducing voices, having them matched to the rest of the system isn't all that big a deal.
    As stated above, pink noise will bring out the difference like night and day, but with normal use, you'll probably never know the difference.
     

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