1. Sign-up to become a member, and most of the ads you see will disappear. It only takes 30 seconds to sign up, so join the discussion today!
    Dismiss Notice

Can you add on to a HTIB?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Dan Whalen, Oct 8, 2001.

  1. Dan Whalen

    Dan Whalen Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2001
    Messages:
    104
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I was wondering if it is possible to add to a home-theater-in-a-box or one of those setups that come with just the speakers and receiver but not the DVD player? The reason I ask is b/c from most of the posts I've read it seems like the sub seems to be the weak link in most of those systems. So could I add a sub to either of those systems if I'm not satisfied with the sub it comes with? I don't have one yet, but there are a few that I'm looking at (both with and without the DVD player). Thanks a lot.
    Dan
     
  2. Carl Johnson

    Carl Johnson Cinematographer

    Joined:
    May 6, 1999
    Messages:
    2,259
    Likes Received:
    25
    Trophy Points:
    1,610
    Real Name:
    Carl III
    My first system was a box set that came with the receiver, a powered sub + 5 speakers. About 6 months after getting the thing I got the urge to upgrade so I replaced the speakers. Not too long after that I replaced the receiver and sub too.
     
  3. Yoshi Sugawara

    Yoshi Sugawara Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2000
    Messages:
    206
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Dan,
    I bought one of those Sony HTIB (HTDW-820) and decided to get a Sony WAM40 subwoofer (120W) - and it was a huge improvement, even though my speakers aren't much to write home about.
    So yes, upgrading from a HTIB is possible.
    I'm thinking of replacing the speakers, and then the reciever - but for now, i'm satisfied, and that's what's most important.
    ------------------
     
  4. Brian Treinen

    Brian Treinen Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 1999
    Messages:
    135
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Dan,
    I think that's the beauty of staring with an HTIB - upgradability. For me, it was hard to get the initial expense past my budget officer (read: WIFE) so the "minimal" expense of $500 or whatever for the Kenwood HTB503 was more palatable. I already had great front left/right speakers which I intended to use so I didn't even use all of the Kenwood stuff out of the box. I've since upgraded the center channel and will shortly do the sub. Once I've got all the speakers upgraded I may do the reciever as well. The best part though is that I've been enjoying the whole thing all along! Now, is it as good as going out and spending $2,000 or more on all separate stuff? No, but I didn't have to go without for any period of time while I lobbied for more budget $$ or saved some other way for it.
     
  5. NickSo

    NickSo Producer

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2000
    Messages:
    4,260
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Real Name:
    Nick So
    It depends on the reciever and system, but most of the time, its very upgradeable...
    The reciever in the kenwood is very upgradeable beause its basically a normal reciever that comes with speakers...
    ------------------
    The So Family Home Theater!
    http://www.multimania.com/sonick182/ht/index.html
    You're all entitled to your opinion, but you're all wrong!!! - Paul Dalmine
    ICQ: 8593599
     

Share This Page