So while I have no issues the audio purists will scoff most of the time on this.
So yup, I mix and keep the match close that you wrote about.
What are the schools of thought on pairing multiple brands of speakers? From what I've read, some say not to mix at all, while others say its okay to mix the rears as long as the L/C/R match. I'm getting ready to buy speakers for a stereo setup and wonder if buying one brand of towers or bookshelves now will pigeonhole me into buying the same brand in the future (for towers or bookshelves, depending on which I buy now).