Originally Posted by Walter Kiefer
Proud new owner of 2 4T towers, 4B bookshelves, a 4C center, along with a Bravus II 8D. I literally just hooked it all up today and was amazed at the quality and clarity of the sound in my little theater. Here is something however, I noticed a LOT of people on here seem to have bought the 4 series only to turn around and go with the 5 series. My basement theater is approximately 450 sq feet in an L shape and has 7' 8" ceilings. Are the 4 series speakers good or should I opt for the bigger 5 series? My Onkyo 757 does not have preouts (aside from LFE), so would it be big enough to power the 5T towers? Sorry for the questions here just am wondering if I should have gone bigger up front and want to settle it before the 60 day trial is over (though I think the trade up program is 12 months right? Does that include shipping as well?)
I think the big difference with the 5T vs 4T is more midbass and a little deeper bass overall. Maybe a bit of a richer sound, but that would be most noticeable when using without a sub. Usually larger drivers are more efficient so the 5T may actually be easier to drive on your amp than the 4T. However, if it were me I'd keep the 4T and upgrade the sub to the biggest you can get. I think that would make a bigger difference than going from the 4T to 5T.
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