Are these better than your average HTIB speakers?

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  1. Derek H

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    I currently got some speakers from a relative (about 5 years old) They are probably not that great but do you guys think they are better than your average HTIB speakers. Here are the numbers on them (copied off the back of the speakers):

    JVC SP-37 Towers speakers:
    Woofer: 12" Polypropylene
    Midrange: 5" fibre (ferrofluid-cooled)
    tweeter: .75" dome (ferrofluid-cooled)
    System design: Bass reflex
    Power handling: 10-120 Watts RMS
    Frequency Response: 38-20,000 Hz
    Crossover frequency: 1.1 KHz and 5 KHz
    Nominal Impedance: 8 Ohms
    Circuit Protection: automatic circuit breaker
    Made in: CANADA

    JVC SP-CTR/II Center speaker:
    Woofers: 2 x 4 1/2" Poly, Shielded
    Tweeter: .75" Ferrofluid dome
    Power handling: up to 75 Watts
    Frequency response: 55-20,000Hz
    Circuit Protection: automatic circuit breaker
    Made in: CANADA

    JVC SP-RCH/II Rear speakers
    Woofer: 4.5" Full Range Driver
    Power Handling 5 - 30 Watts
    Frequency response: 90-10,000Hz
    Nominal Impedance: 8 Ohms
    Made in: CANADA

    Your Expert opinion is greatly appreciated!! BTW the speaker boxes are wood not plastic, if that means anything??
     
  2. Manuel Delaflor

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    Not bad compared to the small sats on most HTiB, true. I would still like to see a graph response on those JVC before undoubtedly saying that they are definitely "better".
     
  3. Steve Lucas

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    It appears that those were designed for a pro-logic system. The rears are very limited in both power handling and frequency response. IMHO, a good HTIB would be a noticeable improvement.
     
  4. Jesse Sharrow

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    It worries me that a 12" driver can only go down to 38hz. Its not a big deal. But my 5 1/4's almost go down that low.

    I still think they are worth a shot. They were free right? I have some sony tower speakers. But I have to put new crossovers in them to make them work so I may not use them.
     
  5. Derek H

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    Thanks for the help!!! I am leaning towards a HTIB by Yamaha YHT-100 5.1 system. Yeah, Yeah, I know the whole thing about HTIB, but this is my first system for my apartment. I was planning to get a Yamaha HTR-5640 and use the JVC's with NO sub....or should I get the Yamaha YHT-100 which comes with a HTR-5630 (which is a model down from the HTR-5640) and use the speakers and sub that come with the HTIB (some stats: yamaha.ca/av/PDFs/Speakers/NSP100_brochure.pdf )
     
  6. Derek H

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    anymore opinions??
     

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