Rear centers, matching up my JBL's

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  1. Mark R. Ososkie

    Mark R. Ososkie Stunt Coordinator

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    i have a sony da4es coupled with jbl s38 mains, jbl s-center, and s36 surrounds. I am looking to purchase two rear centers, and i was looking at possibly matching up two s26's (as rear centers) with my s36 surrounds. Do you think that would be an ok match, or should i just return the s36's and get s26's all around? This really isnt a problem because i still have time to return them.
    Also, i was wondering, if i do keep my s36's, they will be mounted up about 6 feet high, and the rear centers would be directly behind the listening area, 21" high. Would this create a problem creating a 360 degree sound field, or not?
    sorry for my bad grammar and such, just woke up [​IMG]
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  2. Mark R. Ososkie

    Mark R. Ososkie Stunt Coordinator

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    bump for great justice..anybody?
     
  3. Chris Brown

    Chris Brown Stunt Coordinator

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    What kind of receiver do you have. Some of the receivers such as the Pioneer VSX-d811s that I have simply split the power from the rear surround channel into both speakers. If this is true for your receiver also it might be wise to get two smaller speakers instead of the same ones as your rears.
     
  4. Chris Tsutsui

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    I think it'll save some money if you got the S26s all around rear, but then again, if you play a lot of 5.1 sources and don't use the back channel, the sound could benefit from the S36s.

    I think it would sound just fine if you used different studio series since the speakers are all matched anyways.
     
  5. Stephen Hopkins

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    I think 4 S26s would sound great for HT. Also, i think you should have all 4 speakers at the same height, or else you'll have sounds moving up and down that should be flat as they pan across the back.

    One thing to consider, if you listen to 5ch music (DVD-A or SACD) you would probably want to stick with the S36s.
     
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    Mark,

     

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