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Matching rears and fronts??

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by mankymanning, Feb 12, 2002.

  1. mankymanning

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    Is it worth matching the speakers in you HC cinema? I have some wharfedale diamond front speakers.

    Is it worth me getting some wharfedale rears as well or does it not matter?
     
  2. mankymanning

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    Also I have seen some Wharfedale Rubiance 23s on offer for a cheap price.

    Does anybody have any idea if they are any good? Are the Diamond 8's better?
     
  3. pointon

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    It's not really as important to match up the fronts with the rears as it is to match the fronts with the centre.

    As long as your fronts and centre are tonally aligned, then the rears are open to personal choice. You might want to think about shopping around, there are some great deals out there on rears, such as the incredible Mission 77ds on offer at Richer Sounds (plug!).

    Always demo speakers!
     
  4. Lowrider

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    They should be all the same, and thats what I bought, but later I upgraded the fronts and the surrounds didn´t make any difference, now the center is important to match timbre, wich I did playing with different cables...
     
  5. Stuart Wright

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    Contrary to what pointon says, yes it is very important to ensure that your speakers match timbrally.
    There are test tones which sweep from front to back and round the 'circle' of speakers to illustrate differences in their tone. To get a 'proper' surround sound system, your speakers must be able to seamlessly reproduce sounds sweeping from any one speaker to any other.
     
  6. pointon

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    Didn't say it wasn't important, just not as important as the fronts matching the centre.
     
  7. Lowrider

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    Of course I applied the "cable" solution to the surrounds as well...
     

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