What do Rear Speakers do?

Last week we talked about the role of Front Speakers in your set up. Today we would like to give you the simple run-down on the role of Rear Speakers. What is their function, and how important are they in achieving excellent sound. By understanding the role each speaker plays in surround sound, it will make it easier for you to get the best possible result.


Rear Surround Left and Surround Right Speakers

The Rear Surround left and right speakers are used less than the fronts, and mainly reproduce the surround music and effects. Less critical in the set up because they are used less often, the rear speakers reproduce a similar range of frequencies to the front left and right speakers.

If you are looking to save some money, this is where you may be able to do it. Ideally they should be of equal quality to the fronts, however it is acceptable to weight the budget (and quality) to the fronts and make savings with the rears.

The rear surround speakers are more likely to be smaller satellite, bookshelf or in-wall speakers. If you have the space (and the money) there's no reason why you can't have floor standing speakers as surrounds.

Two is the minimum rear speakers required in a 5.1 set up, but it is possible to use more. In 7.1 surround sound systems, there are two more speakers at the rear for an even greater sense of space.

For more advice regarding your surround sound set up, call our Selby Techs on 1800 69 2225

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