Originally Posted by Fastslappy
I for one think my HT systems sounds better & is more dynamic when the fronts & the surrounds/rears are all the same speaker . The modern audio mixes in movies now use the surround channels as much as the fronts . I'd vote 82's all around for you , even if things have to be moved to get the towers in place it is well worth it I M H O
Well, to bide my time and experiment in the meantime, I hooked up a couple of pretty-good-but-nothing-special bookshelf speakers as rear surrounds, and mounted them roughly where I'd want something permanent in a 7.1 config.
I'll see whether I like the hopefully more enveloping rear sound the additional pair provide (knowing they aren't timbre matched, etc), and that will drive me towards a 7.1 or 5.1 solution, I suppose.
So, if I go with RF-82 IIs all around, what should I do for the center? I can't set an RF-82 in front of my PJ screen. So am I stuck with a MTM-type center such as an RC-62?
Hmm, I'm glad I don't need to make a decision right now - I'm very conflicted about what direction to go in. Especially since I just doubled my cost factor by upgrading from the RB-61s to the RF-82s.