I'm looking at getting the JBL speaker system for my 6.1 receiver. What is the best rear center speaker to get for this system? I'm assuming I'll just get a different JBL center and use the one in the system for the rear center. Does this make sense or is there a different speaker I should look at? I was told that I should make sure it is voice matched with the others. Can I just assume that if it is by the same company it will be???
My personal home theater is made up of many different brands of speakers, and I think it sounds fine. I don't think voice matching is all that big of a concern. However, if all your speakers are the same branda and speaker series, they will be voiced matched. For my rear channel speakers, I have a couple Boston VRS speakers. They drop down from the wall which is real handy and saves space. They also sound great. I think one VRS would be great for a rear center channel.
I've heard that JBL is coming out with a new line called the SCS 160 which will have a center and 5 satelites so that should solve the 6.1 issue. Does anybody know when this package will be hitting the shelves?
For the money JbL does make a good speaker.I have the Northridge series .I also have a 6.1 reciever.but I don't use it because there are only a handfull of movies that have 6.1.It may be more popular someday,so i will wait awhile to get that extra speaker to hook it up.Voice matched speakers is a good idea.What that really means is that the sensitivity of the speakers are the same.This helps keep the sound levels balanced,and a smooth transition from left to right and front to back.You still may have to tweak your system to get a smooth soundstage,but its better to tweak a little rather than have unmatched speakers and risk having to tweak a bunch and it still not be enough.