Re: Do rear channels really matter that much?
Interesting about exactly matching amps. I noticed that my surround V.S. VR-2s didn't match my front VR-2s at all and figured it was because I have tube monoblocks in front with top garden-hose Kimber Kable, whereas using a solid state 200-watt amp on the surrounds with basic entry-level Kimber Kable and not bi-wired either. I then disconnected and threw out the chrome pieces linking the top and bottom crossover elements and replaced them with short lengths of basic Kimber Kable. Now the front and surround speakers sound alike! I couldn't believe it either.