Comments on Liquid Video HTIB

Discussion in 'Playback Devices' started by JohnGalt, Apr 15, 2004.

  1. JohnGalt

    JohnGalt Auditioning

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    Hi,
    Circuit City has an HTIB made by Liquid Video. It's a 500-W, 5-Disc P-Scan system. Does anyone have any kind of input on this system?
    Thanks.
     
  2. Jack Briggs

    Jack Briggs Executive Producer

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    John, please ask about specific HTiB models here in A/V Sources. The Basics area is for general discussion at the beginner level, not specific model recommendations.

    Though I know nothing about this particular make or model of HTiB I can assure you, however, that it is not capable of putting out "500 watts" per channel.
     
  3. Steve Schaffer

    Steve Schaffer Producer

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    John,
    From reading the specs at CC's website you can see that the system is rated 80w per channel at a whopping 10% distortion. An acceptable distortion figure would be more in the neighborhood of .7% for an entry level receiver to .07% or less for a higher end one with the same power rating. Basically this thing amounts to a 5 speaker clock radio as far as quality of the amplification and speakers.

    There are a lot of no-name htibs on the market at the sub-$300 price point that include a dvd player. None of them is really worth considering except possibly for a child's bedroom.

    If you are starting from scratch, you can get decent sound from an htib, but it's gonna cost closer to $500 or so. The Onkyo setup without dvd player at CC is very creditable, but some of the Panasonics or Sonys in the $400 range may be all you need.
     

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