Do they NEED to be identical - not necessarily. I think the appropriate term is "timbre matched" to obtain the best results. I used to run 5.1 with 5 full range identical speakers - obviously timbre matched; it was a stunning experience. However, I now own some higher quality mains for stereo while I use active THX studio monitors for center and surrounds. It is very satisfying for HT, while providing me with reference quality for music in 2 channel.
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