Does a center channel have to match the front spke

Does a center channel have to match the right and left front speakers?
I have Dynaudio Confidence 1 speakers on the left and right. The Dynaudio’s have an Esotec tweeter. For music listening I’ll just use the right and left channels, but for watching movies, I’m going to add a center channel speaker. To maintain good sound for watching movies, is it best to only get a Dynaudio speaker that has the same tweeter. Or can I get a less expensive but good center from another manufacturer who doesn’t use that particular tweeter and still good good quality sound without the tweeters mixing badly?


Showing 1 response by richardfinegold

I have two 5.1 systems in my house. My living room system has all speakers (except the sub) from the same company (Silverline Audio). My basement system was cobbled together from various speakers I had accumulated. The mains are old Paradigm towers and the center is from Boston Acoustics. The mains of both systems are of comparable size, and the centers are as well. The AVrs of the two systems have comparable power ratings and the rooms are of similar
fwiw, the basement system sounds better, especially with movies and t.v. I therefore don't think that it is all tha essential to have all speakers be from the same manufacturer, despite all the advice from HT gurus to the contrary.