Originally Posted by rick4him
I need to find out what the replacement cost would be on the twitter. I'm not sure what the cost is. I need to call JBL and ask them. Budget wise, I would like to keep it under 500 for the front speakers.
What about what I was told about not needing to get tower speakers if I have a sub? Is that true? Is it ok to use bookshelf speakers for the main speakers if you have a sub?
And when you say I should upgrade my sub, why is that? My wife and I don't watch a ton of movies. We watch some, but not a lot. We do watch a lot of DirectTV, and enjoy watching tv shows in surround sound. So this isn't a a die hard media room or anything. Just a normal living room set up. (I almost thought about buying a nice sound bar, or a bose system....just haven't heard great things about those.)
Anyways...let me know what you think, or if you have any more questions.
At the risk of sounding arrogant (not my intention), but 500 dollars is not going to get you a big improvement in sound quality for your front speakers. So, if you spend 500 dollars, you will not get a big improvement, AND you will have mis-matched speakers. You will be able to hear the difference...things won't sound "right".
You can get standmount (bookshelf) speakers, and at lower price points, you almost always will get a better bang/buck. However, the key here is that you would need a quality subwoofer to "make up" for some lack of bass in the 60-90hz range.
A good subwoofer does not sound like those subs in cars. A good subwoofer doesn't call attention to itself at all. You don't hear a thump. What you hear is your main speakers sounding like they are producing the bass at the same volume as the rest of the tones. Then, when a movies offers LFE at high levels, the sub will make its presence known. It will actually help improve the sound of the system as a whole.
But, keep in mind I only suggested a new sub if you had extra money that you WANTED to spend. Not need to. If you had more money and a desire to upgrade the speakers, then that would be the route to go. Nothing wrong with what you have...and if you enjoy, then fix the tweeter and let it roll.
And in my opinion, stay away from soundbars and Bose.