Rear center channel and surrounds

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Chris Trot, Aug 11, 2002.

  1. Chris Trot

    Chris Trot Stunt Coordinator

    Jan 4, 2002
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    I was wondering how important matching the rear surrounds and the rear center channel with the rest of my system is. I have JBL S38's as my fronts and a JBL S-center, but is it important that I stick to JBL or doesn't it really matter too much. Also, if I do have to stick to JBL does the series of the speakers have to match as well, and in addition, is a rear center even that important or worthwhile. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  2. Michael Mathius

    Michael Mathius Supporting Actor

    Nov 12, 2000
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    The general consensus around here is to have your speakers matched.
    A rear center or two rears is needed for 6.1 or 7.1 respectively. I have a 7.1 setup which rocks when playing movies with this format.[​IMG]
  3. Mike Strassburg

    Mike Strassburg Second Unit

    Nov 4, 2001
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    Matching across the front is more important IMO, and not as critical in the back as not as much sound is produced there. Actually about 75% of the sound comes from the CC, so be glad you got the S-center as it does a good job.

    My old set-up was JBL G500's with an S-center across the front and 2 no name towers for surrounds with 2 small KLH monitors in the back. Sounded very good for what it was.

    If $$$ is tight you could look into the smaller N series for the surrounds/back center. Pick some up at BestBuy to try out and return them if you don't like the sound.

    Good luck...Mike

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