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Newbie Q: Front speakers

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by 790, May 2, 2003.

  1. 790

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    Ok, I've got my new TV (50WT29B). It comes with a built-in digital 5.1 system, rear speakers, and a left/right/woofer in the TV.

    I want to get some front speakers and let the TV act as a dedicated center.

    The TV says in regards to the built-in amp: "48W RMS (68W RMS with external front speakers)".

    So what on earth does this mean in terms of what I need to buy? Do I need to look for 2x10W speakers, or what? Also, any recommendations < about £100?


    Thanks!
    A confused newbie who couldn't find any info.
     
  2. Reiner

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    Does the TV have a speaker output or pre-outs only?
    In the latter case you would need a power amp or stereo amp to drive the fronts.

    Personally I wouldn't trust TV speakers and their built-in amplifiers much, usually they are very weak.
     
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    It's got a built in 5.1 system with speaker outputs, not just preamp, so I might as well use it, or at least start with it. I hear they aren't too bad on this model.

    The manual says: Main = 14W + 14W Centre = 20W Surround = 10W + 10W. I guess main is the same as External Front Terminal.

    So in English, what front speakers should I be looking for?
     
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    14w is a very small power out put most av amps are around 60-120 I would look at Richersounds and a few other places did it come with any speaker? if so check their specs and look for similar, see obvious' thred in this forum for some more ideas.
     
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    Yeah that's what threw me off, it seemed small. But the back speakers are 14W and sound good enough, so I guess the front speakers will act more like satellites, and the real oomphf is provided by the TV's center speakers. That sound reasonable?
     
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    Yeah it it should find some suitable speakers might be a bit of a challenge, so good luck
     

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