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Old school speakers or modern soundbar?

joner7777

Well-known Member
In a previous life- 1990`s , I had a home cinema then it was taken away but I resurrected a KEF reference speaker system and have them stored still.
This was the brochure at the time---

http://www.kef.com/uploads/files/en...Home_Theatre_Models_TDM23F_23C_34DS_45B_r.pdf

I am now starting to build another cinema but do I use a modern soundbar/bass set up or use my old school KEF speaker set up and buy a amp which could match them?
Thanks for any advice
jo
 

PSM1

Distinguished Member
A soundbar is an improvement on the TV speakers but is no where near as good as a proper surround system. Speaker technology has not moved much over the last few years so a good speakers from the 90s will still be a good speaker now. I would stick with your current speakers and get a new AVR, The result will be so much better than a soundbar (you will get surround sound for a start which you will not get from a soundbar).
 

joner7777

Well-known Member
A soundbar is an improvement on the TV speakers but is no where near as good as a proper surround system. Speaker technology has not moved much over the last few years so a good speakers from the 90s will still be a good speaker now. I would stick with your current speakers and get a new AVR, The result will be so much better than a soundbar (you will get surround sound for a start which you will not get from a soundbar).

OK, Thanks, I have just looked into the later AVR amps -and Atmos ,wow ,things have moved along from 16 years ago! Back then AVR`s were just a switching amp ,now they are more inter active .
:looks like I will use my speaker system and add some celing Atmos speakers and a new Onkyo AVR to set it alight again!
 

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