Upgrade receiver or speakers?

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by Marc*F, Dec 8, 2003.

  1. Marc*F

    Marc*F Stunt Coordinator

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    I'm wondering if I should upgrade my speakers or receiver to gain more improvements in sound quality. My setup is abit mixed up but I am slowly getting there [​IMG] Currently I have some Kenwood bookshelfs which aren't too bad, a smallish centre speaker from Accusound with 4" woofers and silk dome tweeter which sounds quite nice, and the leftover Pioneer satellite surrounds from my Pioneer package which do the job of rears and a Sony SAWM40 for sub duties....this is all hooked up to my all-in-one Pioneer receiver/dvd player....I'm thinking at this stage a dedicated receiver and dvd player would be the way to go, but would i really gain a noticible improvement on sound from say getting an antry level receiver such as the Denon 1603? or would i be better off upgrading my speakers?
     
  2. Herb Michelli

    Herb Michelli Auditioning

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    Whats your budget?
     
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    Tim Streagle Stunt Coordinator

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    Speakers will usually give you the most change in sound of any system component. It is the process of converting electrical signal to mechanical movement that is subject to the most variation.
     
  4. Marc*F

    Marc*F Stunt Coordinator

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    My budget would be around the price of a Denon 1603 or entry level receiver....i suppose my point would be would a dedicated receiver be a vast improvement over my Pioneer lifestyle all-in-one dvd/receiver....or it might be better to just keep it and upgrade my speakers for a more noticeble improvement?
     

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