I've got a pair of Sony SS-U421AV towers that, I'm surprised to say, sound great! Best part is...they were given to me. Can anyone tell me exactly what I have here in terms of construction and performance please? Until today, these were connected to an old JVC amp in my garage....more on that below.
Here is a pic of similar pair:
It all started with an upgrade to my amp. I have been running a Denon AVR-1800 receiver, An Infinity CC3 center, Infinity Overture One's for fronts, and Energy Take 2 as surrounds. I've been happy with it...really.
Then I stumbled across a Yamaha RX-v3000 selling on Craig's List with a 12" Pinnacle sub for $200. I bought it and never looked back. What a monster receiver with incredible sound.
Then I got to thinking about my speakers. Again...I've been really satisfied up to this point, but because I was curious about what the Sony's might sound like driven by the Yamaha, I hooked 'em up. WOW, am I impressed! While the Overture One's produce incredible sound, the larger Sony's produced a much larger sound-stage with awesome imaging, great highs and mids, and plenty of base.
After that I unhooked the Energy's and connected the Overture's to the rears. Again...WOW! We watched "Date Night" with Steve Carrell and I gotta say I never heard so much sound and imaging coming from my rear channels. (The Energy's are great...don't get me wrong, albeit small)
So what do I have here in the Sony's, and what might I learn about what I've done with the different arrangement/connections of my speakers?
The old Sony's were made in USA. Did they make that great a speaker then?
Am I experiencing so much more sound-stage simply because my speakers are larger?
Would voiced matched speakers all around make such an audible difference that I would realize if I upgraded to some Infinity towers up front? (I mean really...can I hear the difference?)
I'm loving the experience...this is fun. I just want to make sure I understand what I have, and what I'm getting into if considering an upgrade up front.
Thanks to anyone who can help!