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Throwing Random speakers into a theater?

Discussion in 'Receivers and amplifiers' started by Bangerang, Aug 9, 2004.

  1. Bangerang

    Bangerang Member

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    I have a really nice yamaha home theater system. It is a 5.1.

    Anyways, I was wondering what kinda effect the system would have if I took 2 speakers off a random stereo and connect them up to the empty ports on the receiver. I am guessing they would be either L&R surrounds or fronts. They are pretty old speakers... so would it be worth it to throw them on for a dvd shindig, or would it take away from the other speakers and make it sound like shat?
     
  2. RCBabcock

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    I'd advise against it. The voice matching of speakers is crucial for MC audio- especially for the front three. You can get away with a bit of a mismatch in the rears, but for best performance you need the timbre to be similar at least, and identical is best.

    You could give it a shot, but I wouldn't get my hopes up.
     
  3. Bangerang

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    Exactly what I wanted. Thank you.
     
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    Exactly what I wanted. Thank you.
     
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    I use different speakers on my Denon AVC-A1SRA A/V Amplifier which has independant bass, treble and Level controls, and i find that speaker matching is not a MUST unless your a complete and utter quality freak, i think obviously it would be better having a full matching speaker package, for looks and sound, but i think if you havent then it will still sound extremely nice. If your speakers are of good quality anyway. You should have ports for 2 front, 1 Centre, 2 or 4 Surround, and 1 subwoofer
     
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    Are you talking about going 7.1 on the yamaha? Give it a shot, you may like it or you may hate it, but you will not know until you try it.

    Timbre matching is important across the front 3 and between the surrounds. Front to back timbre matching is not as crucial since our hearing is not that precise.
     

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