We are building a home theater space and I thought I'd update our tv speakers (a few, up to $400, might get lost in the thousands of av/home improvement in the theater). Currently tv goes out to a 5 disc changer that we bought in 1998 for $200.
The wonderful panasonic ak-27.
Here are the specs:
These speakers do produce some bass. They have two woofers and a tweeter. More than typical bookshelf speakers.
I'm not an audiophile and critical listening will happen in the theater space anyways. These are just for watching news or basic channel flipping while sitting on couch. Background music for cooking etc.
Will I notice a difference by changing speakers to something like:
Amplifier Power Output 10-175 Watts (unclipped)
System Type OMNIPOLAR™ Bookshelf / Satellite Speaker
Max. Load Weight (lbs) 8 lb / 3.63 kg
Frequency Response 60 Hz - 20 kHz (+/- 3dB)
Impedance 6 Ohms Nominal / 4 Ohms Minimum
Accessories Wall Bracket and Polishing Cloth
Tweeter 1" Pure Titanium Hybrid Dome
Overall Dimensions HxWxD,in: 9.18 x 6.45 x 7.22,cm: 23.3 x 16.4 x 18.3
woofer 5.5" Poly Titanium Deposit Hybrid
Product Finish High Gloss Black; High Gloss Rosewood
Crossover Point 2.3 kHz
Weight 12.0 lbs
Frequency Response (+/- 3dB) 80Hz to 20,000Hz -- (+/- 6dB) 68Hz to 20,000Hz
Impedance 8 ohms
Recommended Power 25-200 Watts
Tweeter 1" Audiophile-grade Silk-Dome Tweeter
Woofer 5.25" Woven-Fiberglass Mid-Woofer
Driver Configuration 2-Way
Enclosure Type 18mm MDF, Ported
Dimensions 12" H x 6.75" W x 8" D
Product Family Intimus
The Specs look the same to me. I want to drive these with: AudioSource AMP-100 : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16882180022&name=Receivers
The harmonic distortion goes from 1% now on the amp to 0.1% with the audoSource. Other than this, there doesn't seem much difference. I could also keep the speakers and just ditch the ridiculous cd changer/tape-deck stack for the sleek amp.
What do you think? Go all the way for some nice bookshelves or stick to what I've got?