Do rear channels really matter that much?
Over the years, I have been taken to the woodshed because I didn't have HUGE Wilson or Revel rear channel speakers installed at ear level with Mark Levinson or Krell amps on them....
The reality was I couldn't fit speakers in the correct or optimal place. Sometimes they needed to go in the ceiling out of necessity.
To me, the imaging was a bit off (to be kind) but when you consider how LITTLE music is mixed for 5.1 are you really missing anything by not making the big investment.
Or... should you spend more on your front and center speakers....?
Jerry Del Colliano