Originally Posted by lowtechdude
OK so I ask, why do I see so many surround sound systems with a different brand in the center channel speaker?
If someone is doing this, then they most likely do not have proper balance between fronts and center. Maybe they just bought speakers according to looks/price, regardless of manufacturer.
If you ask any audio professional, they will tell you that you should always try and match speakers by brand name and series within that brand for optimum soundfield.