Originally Posted by plnorris
bilbo, not trying to be rude here, but do your ears tell you not to mix series or brands or is it marketing? I believe you are probably correct because it sure makes sense to me when a lot of people on this forum suggest using 3 identical speakers for L C R. I think the center that matches the stadium series is the voice and it has a plastic cabinet!! I don't really want a speaker with a plastic cabinet. But do you think those stadiums would sound significantly better than the in-walls? Any other suggestions for a center?
NO, it is not marketing. If speakers used in a multi-channel system are not voiced matched(timbre matched) you WILL hear the difference. I know from personal experience. And it doesn't matter what channels we are talking about, LCR, SS, BS. Although you do seem to have a bit of wiggle room of the BS.
As for the in-walls, unless the quality of the in-walls is miles better than the Stadiums, the Stadiums should be better.
I have identical speakers for 5 of my 7 channels, only the BS are different. All JBLs. The only difference between the L/R and my center is the PT800 mains sit on top of the subs, and the center has 4" rods, in the front of the bottom and shorter ones in the back so that it is tilted back but off the floor and just below the screen.