Surround or Rearany difference?

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by DaveTee, May 5, 2001.

  1. DaveTee

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    I recently had a small debate with a friend regarding the term “Surround” and “Rear” when placed before the word speakers……

    I was under the possibly incorrect illusion the Rear speaker and Surround speakers were the same things and it was a simple case that some people call them Rear speakers and some call them Surround speakers but my friend tells me that Rears and Surround speakers are different…

    Can anyone shed some light on this…….please

    Dave
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  2. Dangerous

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    Dave a speaker at the rear of a setup assumes that role as does the same speaker used for the centre or any other position. As to the actual audio capabilities of the speaker some perform the role of their position better than others. No doubt someone else would care to elaborate further for you, so watch this space.
     
  3. Matty N

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    Dave,

    were you referring to the name of the speaker itself, or the possibility of having rear surround speakers and 'normal' surround speakers in EX/ES configurations?

    Or am I misunderstanding?
     
  4. DaveTee

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    I'm talking about the rears in a 5.1 config and not the ES EX speakers.

    Should we refer to the 2 rear speakers as “Rears” or “Surround speakers”?

    Sorry for this rather trivial question.

    Dave
     
  5. Matty N

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    UP to you I guess, officially the surrounds are usually called surround left, surround back (rear centre) and surround right.

    In a cinema there would be an array of speakers for each location.
     

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