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Originally Posted by MUDCAT45
It only makes sense that using all identical speakers should be the absolute best.
I actually do agree agree with this, when it means 3 identical front speakers vertically aligned rather than 2 vertical and 1 allegedly "matching" horizontal center, AND when those 3 identical fronts have decent sized drivers.
For example, I would be confident in saying that 3 x bookshelf speakers with a single lousy 4" woofer is NOT going to sound better than 2 of those same bookshelves with a decently designed DUAL woofer horizontal center (MTM) with 4" or (much preferably) larger woofers, ESPECIALLY if its a 3-way MTM design.
There are all kinds of distinctions, nuances and qualifications around this whole "timbre matching" issue ASIDE FROM the equally crucial issue of people having WAF and budgetary restrictions in the real world, that are too often overlooked in favor of some kind of absolutist, authority-driven approach. As with just about everything in life, it's simply not a black-and-white, open-and-shut case.
~ Are you a "geek hobbyist" obsessed with squeezing out that last 5-10% improvement? The economy will thank you...especially the Chinese one. Or are you more of a get-set-and-forget "casual user" who simply wants to increase your enjoyment of movies, TV and gaming? Relax, HT isn't rocket science, nor does it have to cost an arm and a leg---especially if you ignore the aforementioned vocal minority. And remember to smile...it's just a silly hobby, after all. :)