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New vs old


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I currently own a pair of Sony speajkers, they are about 25 years old and handle about 60 watts. They are about 24" x 12" x 12" and are connected via very basic wire leads. I currentl have a HiFi unit costing about £300 connceted to them.

I intend to buy an Onkyo HiFi unit for about £350 which includes speakers.

My question is ... are new speakers, because of the advance in technology and speaker design superior to my old Sony speakers ?

Advice would be appreciated.




Well-known Member
Generally speaking neither Sony nor Onkyo are renowned for the quality of their speakers.
If your old Sony's came as part of a system they're probably pretty awful. The ones you get with your Onkyo are also unlikely to be very good. Manufacturers often scrimp on the quality of the speakers more than anything when manufacturing a complete system.
Getting a cheap pair of decent speakers like KEF, Mission, Wharfedale etc from somewhere like Richersounds would likely be a massive improvement.

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