Upgrading speakers in my RPTV

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by Marshall_M, Dec 10, 2004.

  1. Marshall_M

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    I've got a Toshiba TZ43V61. I'd like to upgrade the speakers if its worth doing so. My current center channel is a ported box that doesn't work well sitting in the stand under the TV and I don't have the option to mount it above the TV.

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. John Garcia

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    If you are asking about upgrading the speakers that are internal to the display, then no, there is no simple way to do that.
     
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    Those are the ones I'm refering to. It was just a thought.

    Thanks
     
  4. Elinor

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    Actually I used to toy with that idea with my old RPTV. I would think if you have easy access, and can find drivers the same size, it wouldn't be that big a deal. What are we missing here, that makes it "not simple"?

    I know with my old RP-CRT, the front grille popped off and the drivers sat right there.
     
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    Guess it would be possible, if a set of Kef Q drivers (two way with treble in the centre) just manage to fit.

    Whether it's worth it is another matter..better just to buy a L/R pair of bookshelfs.
     
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    The speakers aren't the problem, the amp in the TV is not designed to handle a decent speaker. That would mean replacing it with an amp that would be able to handle decent drivers, come up with at least a basic passive crossover for those drivers and install everything. At this point, unless you have at least a basic idea of what you are doing, it's not that simple, and with all that you have to put into it, that money would be better spent on normal speakers/amps, etc...

    If you want to replace the drivers and then drive them off your existing receiver, that could be done, but you would not be able to watch TV without the receiver on, which means you would again be better off just using normal speakers to begin with.
     
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    Wouldn't car speakers work? I didn't think they required any great amount of power, what, like 15w or so? As I recall that is the spec on my *newer* tv too, though I don't remember the old one.
     
  8. Marshall_M

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    I would think a better quality, more efficient driver would make an improvement over what is currently in the tv provided they use an average speaker from the factory. The factory amp shouldn't have a problem at normal listening levels.

    Has to be a shielded speaker. I don't know of any shielded car speakers.
     
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    Yes, you could pull the speakers and see if they have any specs on them, then try to find replacement higher quality drivers that have similar specs. It could work, theoretically.
     
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    The first thing I would do is pull one of the drivers and use a ohm meter to measure the DC resistance of it. If it has a DC resistance of 5-6 ohms or so then I'd find a full range driver with an 8 ohm impedance and try that.
     
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    another thing to think about... is it worth voidng the warranty? I think you'll get better sound quality if you just get a set of bookshelves...
     

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