Is there a difference between speakers designed for use with two channel Hi-Fi, and those designed as the front pair of a 5:1 system?
The current issue of HFN suggest there is. I can understand that speakers designed for AV might not suit Hi-Fi if they rely on a sub to deliver bass, but I find it hard to believe that some thing like a Spendor S6e, often seen paired with sats and a centre speaker is musically impaired.
Many of the traditional Hi-Fispeaker manufacturers produce a family of speakers these days, i.e. Main, satellite, centre & often sub, so does this mean they are compromising their designs from delivering the ultimate 2 channel experience in favour of the AV fraternity?