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Matching surrounds to the fronts...

1015 Views 3 Replies 2 Participants Last post by  Jakeman02
Hi, about 10 years ago when I got into DVD, I purchased a 5.1 AVR and a pretty pricey speaker setup. The speakers were Acoustic Research 310 HOs, matching center channel, and matching powered sub. At the time that tapped out my budget and for surrounds I used 2 Radio Shack "Optimus" floor speakers raised up off the ground. So here we are 10 years later and I never got around to upgrading the surrounds. I could definately tell they weren't tonaly matched to the fronts, but over the years i just forgot about it and it hasn't bothered me. However recently while perusing through ebay I found a seller selling two center channels speakers, the exact same model of center channel that I have now! Would it be worth it to get these center channels and use them as my surrounds, and finally timber match my entire setup, or should I keep searching for AR speakers that are more bookshelf type for more bass?


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Bass response isn't as important in the surround speakers, they are there for effect. Now whether it will be worth it to you financially to match the surrounds is up to you. My guess is you won't notice that much-if any difference but if you can sell your RS speaker and trade them out for little or no cost why not.
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