New memberUsername: Ajsmith
Post Number: 1 Registered: Apr-05
Tuesday, April 12, 2005 - 22:03 GMT 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 MemberUsername: Eramsey
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
Wednesday, April 13, 2005 - 01:56 GMT
Bronze MemberUsername: Edster922
Post Number: 90 Registered: Mar-05
For HT, a receiver upgrade wouldn't make that big of a difference. Music though is another matter.
Wednesday, April 13, 2005 - 05:03 GMT
Silver MemberUsername: Markusp
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.
Wednesday, April 13, 2005 - 17:38 GMT
Silver MemberUsername: Edster922
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.
Wednesday, April 13, 2005 - 18:43 GMT
New memberUsername: Max190
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.
Wednesday, April 13, 2005 - 19:31 GMT