Re: Do rear channels really matter that much?
However, if one considers that the rear spkrs are placed in a very different location (behind you), the same exact musical wave form will sound very different hitting the back of your ears, and that rear spkrs work best well above ear level (not on the floor), the "exact" same spkrs will not sound the same. Have we forgotten that acoustic variables and spkr placement have a huge effect on the "exact " same spkrs?
Read Richard Vandersteen's views on this subject at his excellentweb site. Vandersteen Audio is the very very rare designer who actually builds various spkr models to tonally match in variable location.