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Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by scrapbook, Jun 27, 2002.

  1. scrapbook

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    Someone must have some advice I can use!

    I have had a Sony Home Theatre Kit for 6 months now (the slim line amp version - 80w per channel), no idea how good this system is, but it met my needs at the time.

    Anyway I am not convinced the Pascal speakers are much cop, call it a gut instinct - they seem particulary bad on CD music, but not too bad on DD or DTS films.

    THe time has come when I feel a need to upgrade the speakers, what do I go for? I am on a budget and am currently considering the Mission M72 - are these likely to hit the spot for me?

    The speakers I have at the moment have a frequency range of 160hz to 20khz - what does this mean in comparison with the Missions that are 68hz to 20khz?

    What makes a good speaker good? Is it the frequency range? or is that a stoopid question in the first place? And are there any compatibility problems between speakers and amps I should know about?

    THanks for any help!
     
  2. Ian J

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    Your gut instinct is correct and the Sony Pascal speakers are probably a weak link in your system that can be improved by changing to Missions.

    Frequency Response is one aspect of a speaker but quality of design and engineering plus the components used have a great deal more effect on how a speaker will sound.

    The bottom end of your current speakers, quoted at 160Hz, is too high and I presume that you are using a Sony sub woofer that will extend the frequency range down further.

    A decent speaker should go down to 50Hz or 60Hz with a subwoofer taking care of the sub bass frequencies below that. The Missions will improve the overall sound quality but it won't be long before you start hankering after a decent sub woofer as well.

    Welcome to home cinema
     
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    scrapbook, from the forum guidelines,
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    Clutters the forum unnecessarily. :)
     

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