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Old 04-13-2014, 11:16 PM
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The front soundstage is most critical, and using three exact same speakers across the front is optimal, THE best solution.

It is definitely much less important for the rears and surrounds to be the same.

+1, you could fall back to something like RB-51s for surrounds and you probably wouldn't notice the difference. However, perfection would be RB-61s for surrounds.

The reason why a vertical center is better than the usual horizontal centers is because speakers perform better when the woofers are lined up vertically, not horizontally. If you want to get into technical reasons why a horizontal center faces more challenges to getting the sound right, here are a couple articles for you. The point is, if you can avoid it, you ought to do so. Most people can't due to the way their entertainment centers are designed, thus the reason for horizontal center speakers in the first place. Like I said before, their design is for the sake of convenience, not performance. That doesn't mean they are bad, just not ideal.
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Old 04-14-2014, 01:06 AM
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Bookshelf are nice if that's what the room and budget will fit. I have rb61ii as back speakers and I have owned many reference line floor standers including rf82. The rf82 will give you a much better front stage than the rb61. Sub or no sub it's night and day. Even crossed over at 80hz the rf82 will give you a bigger more effortless sound. Still a lot of bass above 80hz and the rf82 will outperform the much smaller rb61. My advise is the rf62ii and rc62ii.

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Think of it like this. If bookshelf really are just as good with a sub. They would be behind the screen at theaters. Size matters for more than just bass below 80hz.

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I like to use towers because they increase output, you get a more room filling ,many bookshelf speakers struggle and distort in medium to large rooms, I think it depends on how capable is.
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I would love to know what those chane theater 10 speakers sound like as they are on my short list
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