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Old 09-29-2008   #3
Bob Hodas
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 32
Default Re: mismatching speakers

I'm tuning 5.1 studios for the guys mixing this stuff so here is what the pros are hoping you'll have in your home. 5 of the same speaker L/C/R/LS/RS. If not, at least the L/C/R the same and then a speaker that has a similar frequency response for the surrounds. The pro recommendation for set up is to have the L/R at 60 degrees and the surrounds at 120 degrees. No dipoles or bipoles! With that in mind, you should know that most music mixers shy away from putting much of anything into the LFE. And about half of them don't put a lot into the center either. They don't want you turning off all of the other speakers and hearing all the edits, tuning and compression on the lead vocal.
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