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Ok here's my question.

I bought a Pioneer HTD-510 HTIB a couple of years ago. I am not ready to upgrade the system yet but will be in a few years.

My question is the following: Is it worth it to get a new higher-end set of home theater speakers now to use with the system, and my next system which I will get in a couple of years? Will there be a noticeable difference if I hook up better speakers to a mid-range HTIB system? Or is the system simply not good enought really sound any better on a set of new speakers?

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Jake said:
What kind of speakers came with the system? Are they 2 or 3-way? Does the receiver have bass management? What are they lacking, power? Maybe the amp is too weak.

I don't know whether they are two way or three way. Not quite sure what the diff is. I don't know about bass management either. The controls are pretty simple. Bass can be set at 0 to 3 thats it, and there's an option to turn something called "P. Bass" on or off, which when turned on makes the bass more powerful.

I don't think its power that I am looking for. The system is 100W for left right and sub and 33 W for the others. I live in a small downtown condo so that is sufficient.

What i am looking for is the "crispness" of sound I hear from other speakers when I am in electronics stores.

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Jake said:
Yes I know what you mean. I much prefer the sound of CD's from my 15 year old Pioneer receiver and tower speakers than I do with my 5.1 satelllite setup. Perhaps because the old speakers have tweeters, mid-range and woofers. Whereas my 5.1 setup, while great for movies is lacking punch for music and sends the bass to the sub.

Yes I think that is where the difference lies. So are the two always mutually exclusive, or are there speakers which while not optimal for either use are optimal for mixed use?

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