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Discussion in 'AV Receivers' started by TravisKH, Jan 2, 2004.

  1. TravisKH

    TravisKH Auditioning

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    For instance, let's say I have a philips HTIB, can I get, say, a new sony receiver and still use the same speakers? Are there concerns with how many watts or so on? Thanks.
     
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    as long as the reciever can handle what ever ohm the speakers are rated at, and the speakers can handle the wattage, i can see no ill effects from doing so.
     
  3. ChrisLazarko

    ChrisLazarko Supporting Actor

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    Yes you can and it usually shouldn't be a problem, especially if the speakers in the HTIB are just satellites... unless they have a very low Ohm rating.

    Also, I would avoid the lower-end Sony's just from personal experience.
     
  4. AaronJB

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    As long as they don't have any proprietary speaker connections (something other than normal speaker wire - I've seen some HTIB sets w/plugs for connectors, which wouldn't work), they should work.

    Instead of a Sony receiever, you might want to consider Panasonic or Pioneer models.
     
  5. Andrew O'Brien

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    I have owned a Pansonic SAHE100 for the past week, seems good so far. It replaced a 10 year old Sony Surround sound receiver. The old Sony receiver had a few more sound tailoring controls (bass, treble, and mid ) than the Panasonic, but other than that I'm happy to be in the Dolby Digital and DTS arena, the Panasonic can be had for around $220 if you look around. Low-end, but plenty good for me!
     

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