Surround sound question



I am thinking of getting rid of my exisitng pair of Stereo speakers [3-way 12"] and using a surround setup. I’ve been told that the “Rear” speakers in a surround sound system will never give the same volume as the front and center speakers in an “Audio” setup so my question is should I simply get just the front, center and sub speakers and leave out the Rear speakers? What I would like is to have 4 satelite speakers to cover all 4 corners of the room, any advice/ideas please?


Dont leave out the rear speakers beacause you will be missing a channel of the audio, the front and sub woofer are the main ones, and the center and the rear are the lower watt speakers. I am thinking of 5.1 surround sound setup.