Surround speaker advice needed please

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  1. Agent_Trig

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    I'm about to buy an AV Receiver (either the Onkyo 605 or the Sony 910) and need some advice on the speakers.

    I currently have a Teac REF-300 hi-fi system (which I will be selling when I get the receiver) and it's connected to a pair of some very sweet sounding Monitor Audios.

    Now.... can I keep the Monitor Audios as my front left and right speakers and just go and buy a centre and some rears? Or do they all have to match?

    I'd like to keep the Monitor Audio speakers for when I listen to music through the receiver.

    Any advice would be appreciated, thanks :)
     
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    Well, you seem to like Monitor Audios so that really solves the problem. Get more Monitor Audio speakers.

    You don't mentions which Monitor Audios you have though. That would help.

    On general principle you want rear speakers that are equal to or slightly less than your front. For surround sound the rear speakers don't really carry that much for the 'weight'.

    Personally, I've always thought BR2's in back and BR5's in front would be fantastic. Monitor Audio also makes two 5.1 systems based on either the BR5's or the BR2's

    They also make the BRFX which is specifically designed to be a rear speaker.

    Monitor Audio Bronze BR2 5.1 System-
    http://www.monitoraudio.co.uk/product.php?range=8&product=65

    Monitor Audio Bronze BR5 5.1 System-
    http://www.monitoraudio.co.uk/product.php?range=8&product=91

    Monitor Audio Bronze BRFX Rear Speaker-
    http://www.monitoraudio.co.uk/product.php?range=8&product=59

    But like I said, you haven't told us specifically what model you have, but I'm sure Monitor Audio has a nice selection of matching components.

    A quick search of the Internet should net you a few source for matching speakers.

    Steve/bluewizard
     
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    Thanks for that Steve :smashin:

    Just looked onto the MA site and looks like I've got a pair of BR2's.
    Can I buy their centre and rears separately though since I already have the fronts?

    I agree that the combo you mentioned would indeed sound brilliant, however, I have a fairly small living room so I dont really need such large floorstanders at the front.

    For example, at the moment I have a Sony DAVS550 AV System with very small cube sats all round and in movies they sound excellent - although they do lack when it comes to listening to music - which is why I bought the MA BR2's.
     
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    You sure can buy them all seperately. I have just bought the BR1's for rears.

    A few sellers on Amazon and plenty of others out there too.
     
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    That's an idea I hadn't thought of, cheers :)
     

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