Will it make a noticeable difference?


New member
Username: Ajsmith

Post Number: 1
Registered: Apr-05
Great forum,

I just finished the speaker purchases for my HT. Room size is about 15x20.

Here's my setup:

Hitachi 65S700
Sony DVD player, unsure of model
Onkyo TX sr602
B&W 604S3 fronts
B&W CWM 500 surrounds
B&W LCR 600 center

I'm curious if and upgrade in receiver will make an honest, distinct difference or if I'd be paying for longevity and status. If so, what should I pair with it?

Thanks in advance.

Bronze Member
Username: Eramsey

South carolina United States

Post Number: 67
Registered: Feb-05
Unless you step up to Onkyo's flagship model the 1000 which has a torridial transformer, you setup is fine and it won't make a difference. E.Ramsey

Bronze Member
Username: Edster922

Abubala, Ababala The Occupation

Post Number: 90
Registered: Mar-05
For HT, a receiver upgrade wouldn't make that big of a difference. Music though is another matter.

Silver Member
Username: Markusp

Toronto, ON Canada

Post Number: 112
Registered: Apr-04
Some of the new receivers featuring advanced EQ functions can make a difference for HT if your room has less than ideal acoustics. For instance, the new HK 635 bettered my separates setup thanks to the correction of bass peaks I was experiencing in my room. Movies seem to have more sparkle and life to them now than with my original high end setup.

Silver Member
Username: Edster922

Abubala, Ababala The Occupation

Post Number: 102
Registered: Mar-05
Markus has a point. The Pioneer 1014 has MACC calibration which is supposed to maximize less than stellar speakers as well as less than ideal room accoustics.

New member
Username: Max190

Maryland Heights, Missouri US

Post Number: 2
Registered: Apr-05
I do not see a sub on your equipment list. Keep your AVR and buy a sub. Off loading bass from your receiver and mains will make a big difference.
« Previous Thread Next Thread »

Main Forums

Today's Posts

Forum Help

Follow Us