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While sound quality is the most important aspect of home theater audio systems, features such as speaker size and wall-mountable speakers can play a factor in deciding which surround sound speaker system is best for you.

Some systems, such as the Fluance and Monoprice home theater speakers, have a dedicated center speaker, whereas systems such as the Bose (with five satellite speakers) do not have a typical center speaker. One of the speakers is still to be placed over or under the television, but it is not considered a dedicated center speaker. Often, center speakers have more drivers and a higher sensitivity rating than satellite speakers. Center speakers are usually used to enhance dialogue clarity.

If you already have some components of a home theater audio system, such as a subwoofer or left and right main speakers, any of the systems we reviewed can be added to your existing setup. All of these speakers can connect to a 5.1 or 7.1 AV receiver. They can be used to stand alone as a 5.0, 5.1, or as an upgrade from a 2.1 system to a 7.1 system. For more information on different home theater speaker arrangements, as well as installation tips and tricks, visit our learning center for .

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