Would The Sound Quality In This Upgrade Be Really Noticeable ?

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  1. mug

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    Hi

    I have been using the 5 speakers that came with my Sony MHC-NX3AV Hifi in my home cinema setup. There driven my a Marantz SR4200 and my subwoofer is a Paradigm PDR-10. I've never really heard anyone elses home cinema except a m8's Sony DAVS300 which I would say was nearly on par with my setup. I attached a picture of the speakers the 2 big ones are the fronts and the other 3 are the center and rears. So what I'm asking is if bought one of the speaker packages below would it be likely that I would hear a big increase in sound quality over my old setup ?


    1. Canton Movie 150QX
    2. Mordaunt Short Avant Premiere
    3. KEF KHT-1005

    p.s. I am also thinking of upgrading my Amp to a Yamaha 757SE
     

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    The speakers upgrade, not a big improvement, but throw in the Yamaha and you will notice a big jump.
     
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    Cheers for the reply !

    Are you saying its not worth me upgrading the speakers ?
     
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    I would, the fronts look ok, but the center and rears look rubbish.
     
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    My brother-in-law owns this system. He doesn't have the rears, but the fronts sound pretty decent by my reckoning (have only heard the likes of JT through it, mind).
     
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    Both would give big benefits IMO.. The centre (the most important) is tiny, and looks very cheap. If you don't want to upgrade the others you could at least buy a decent centre speaker...

    However when combined with the Yamaha 757, upgrading them all will definately be worthwhile.
     
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    Thanks for advice guys. I might just upgrade the centre and rears then. Is the Paradigm PDR10 still ok ?
     
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    Of your choices in the original post, the Kef would probably offer the best sound, though Canton is up-n-coming. And IMHO it will be a b i g improvement on the standard setup. I'm very biased towards Sony - I can think of 3 better letters after the 'S' every time I hear one of their amps. I'd change the front 3 speakers and leave the rears - only about 10% of a movie's sound comes from the rear, and that's if you're lucky.

    Try to demo them if you can. Some dealers will allow you to in-home demo for a small deposit. Others will ask you to pay and then get a refund minus 'restock fee'.

    The Yammy - lovely at the price. I used to have the DSP-A5 (and before that a Denon AVC2800 I think it was) before I went for the "American Connection" (as I call them :clap: )

    Paul.
     
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    You could replace the front 3 and move your current fronts to rears, if you felt that way inclined...
     
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    Yeah good idea m8. I never thought of that :thumbsup:
     

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