I have noticed a difference if sound quality from listening to other setups, but not necessarily my own. I don't have a theater system yet, I am still setting it up piece by piece. So far I have a Panasonic 42PZ85U and a Panasonic blu ray player. No speakers, no htib.
My last tv was a 26 inch Samsung hdtv crtv and before that it was a 12 year old Sony crtv. So, while my setup is not 'baller' compared to many here, it is still much better than what I had previously.
My next purchase will be a surge suppressor/line conditioner. I was looking into a Panamax unit, 5101 if I remember correctly. I am trying to find it on sale at Amazon or elsewhere before I purchase it.
How much should I expect to spend on an amplifier or receiver . I am not talking about a top of the line unit, but maybe something mid range.
Or, what percentage should I spend on a receiver and amplifier compared to the cost of speakers ? If I expected to spend 1500-2000 on a sound system, what percentage should be spend on amplifier, receiver and speakers ?
Thanks for your help.