Originally Posted by olfac87
Originally Posted by arnyk
Wow! So you're going to rebel against modern technology and do everything you can the most expensive and difficult way possible?
What motivates this sort of thing?
Does it hurt so good? ;-)
Arnyk - I am still learning and always open to suggestions. I haven't done anything too irreversible yet. I have an external amp already (Bryston 9B-SST) and speakers but nothing else. What would you suggest?
Sell the 9B SST and put the money into a 2.1 system based on an AVR, L&R speakers with smooth response and good dynamic range, and a really good subwoofer.
The Synchrony 1 speakers have the following specs:
3-way with dome tweeter and 4 inch midrange,
4 ohm impedance with 88 dB/w (average) sensitivity.
3 x 6 1/2” (165mm)
I'd say that you've got the L & R speaker situation already under control! ;-)
Their dynamic range at low frequenices models out as follows:
Freq,Hz Max SPL, DB
As true high end speakers, these speakers have good (110 dB) SPL down to 60 Hz, and excellent (115 dB SPL) down to 80 Hz.
One or more powered subwoofers (12" or larger) would seem to be imperative An AVR with approximately 100 wpc into 8 ohms is a good match with the actual clean dynamic range of these speakers. For example they might be a good match with a 100 wpc @ 8 ohm AVR down to about 60 Hz, and overpowered below that.
If you want to stay with PSB for the subs that could be good, or you could go with larger competitive devices from people like HSU or SVS. At the price level of the Synchrony One's, an wise investment of upwards of $2000 in subwoofers would seem to be indicated. A system of this stature might benefit from acoustic treatments for the room. I would plan on spending between $500 and $1,000 on the modern AVR with Audyssey Multieq XT 32 on its feature list.