Re: Do rear channels really matter that much?
I for one find the rears to be very improtant and am frequently faulted for investing to much in them. the first time I used the same speakers for fronts and rears (active Linn 5140's) the difference was huge! Although most common logic would seem to argue against this, the bass from surrounds really is important, both for movies and MC audio.
As you know, I plan on Salons for the front and Studios for the rears.... Overkill??? In some opinions, I am sure it will seem to be, for me, I don't think so. Add to this equation the Great Dane I don't want knocking over my surrounds and it seems more sane (to me anyway!)
How is the Fairmont Jerry??
Ken Taraszka, MD