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Old 02-18-07, 07:02 PM
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Should I upgrade the subwoofer and speakers or the whole system?

I have a Panasonic SC-HT400 receiver. I have been using it for the last three years and would like to know if it would make a difference if I upgrade the subwoofer and speakers that came with the system or if I would have to buy a new system to improve the sound. According to the operating guide the output per channel is 100W.
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Old 02-18-07, 07:43 PM
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I guess it would depend on your budget. Being a HTIB, the speakers would probably make a noticable difference, but that may require a better receiver.
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Old 02-18-07, 10:42 PM
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I was thinking of buying a powered subwoofer in the range of $300 to $400. I have a passive subwoofer at the moment. Will there be an issue to connect a powered subwoofer to my system?

In a couple of months I would like to upgrade the speakers. I have not looked at the prices of speakers yet, but I am hoping to find something for $600. If its more expensive I would probably replace them in segments.
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Old 02-19-07, 07:53 AM
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HSU

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you can even e-mail Dr. Hsu and he will guide you through the process.
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If you are looking for a sub, HSU's are awesome - love mine.

Also, look into the HTD level 2 which would seem to fit your budget. Level 3's if you have the spare cash.

http://www.htd.com/cabinet-speakers/level-two-speakers
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Thanks for your advice. I finally upgraded to HTD level 3 speakers and I love them. I am glad I waited, but now I am thinking that my receiver does not do them justice.

So I am in need of advice again. I was thinking of getting the Onkyo TX-SR705. Would this improve the sound even though the output is 100W per channel (the same as my Panasonic)?
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Originally Posted by oros
Thanks for your advice. I finally upgraded to HTD level 3 speakers and I love them. I am glad I waited, but now I am thinking that my receiver does not do them justice.

So I am in need of advice again. I was thinking of getting the Onkyo TX-SR705. Would this improve the sound even though the output is 100W per channel (the same as my Panasonic)?

dont believe the wattage rating hype.

your panasonic rated at 100w v the onkyo rated the same will not sound even close to the same. the onkyo would sound much better.

the receiver choice is a good one.
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