Its best to use the same manufacture for rears as the fronts as they will be similarly voiced. If you cant swing the synchrony S surround speakers, go for a less expensive psb speaker. Good luck.
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Gotcha Tbromgard. I went with matched rears and IMO spent too much as there is far less content in the rear channels than I'd expected as well as it not seeming to be as important to match. I think if I do it again I'll not sweat the rears and only get matching if I get a deal. As it is my rears are WAY better than needed and I may use them someplace else like a computer setup in the future. I guess there is no wrong answer to this one?
Thanks for the input. I ended up purchasing the PSB Image S50's ($240) and they seem like a nice upgrade from the old PSB bookshelf speakers I was using. And much more pleasing esthetically. I've yet to test them with sacd/dvda.
Preamp – Outlaw 990, Amp - Sherbourn 5/1500A (5 x 200 watt/ch)
Front Speakers – PSB synchrony 2, Center – Synchrony One C, Rears – PSB Image S50
Sub – Velodyne DD-10
Panasonic 50” plasma,
Pioneer Elite Pro-FPJ1 (1080p)/ Elite screen 100”
Panasonic blu-ray player, DVD OPPO 980H