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I currently have a LG LHT764 system hooked up to my 42" plasma for my sound. I would like to upgrade my audio system but I am not sure where to start. I can't buy it all at once so I am basically asking what to do first. Do I keep the LG amp and start adding speakers in pairs to it than end with buying a new amp. Or do I start with a new amp than slowly add the speakers to it?
 

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Don't know the specs of the LG amp, but I'd go the route of a new receiver with the latest HDMI switching capabilities and try that out first. Without stating what speakers you have now, we have no idea what you are listening to at present, but a good receiver may just make them sound better!
 

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hey thanks for the reply. Here is the specs for my system. Any thoughts and opinions are greatly appreciated!


Audio

XTS Pro (Digital Amplifier)

Dolby Digital 5.1 ch Decoding

Dolby Digital Prologic ll

Tuner

Band FM/AM

Station Preset 50

FM Tuner Range (100kHz tuning Steps) 87.50-108.00MHz(50kHz)

AM Tuner Range (10kHz tuning Steps) 530-1720kHz

Digital Satellite Radio Tuner XM-Ready

Video

Progressive Scan

1080i upconversation (HDMI) 1080i

Video Output Resolutions 480i/720p/1080i

Audio / Video Playback Formats

Disc Capacity 5

DVD Video (NTSC /PAL)

DVD-Audio

CD-R/RW

DVD-R

DVD-RW

DVD+R

DVD+RW

MP 3 Audio

WMA Audio

JPEG Photo

DivX A/V

DVD Playback Features

Parental Lock

Chapter Skip (REW/FWD)

Search /Slow/Step Skip for Rev & Fwd

Audio Playback Features

Number of Programmable Tracks 20

MP3 ID3 Tag Support

JPEG Preview

Programmable Play

DVD/CD/VCD Player

Initial Language English

Amplifier/Speaker

Front Speaker Types Satellite

Subwoofer Speaker Type Standard (7 Inch)

Output Power-Front 155W x 2*

Output Power-Center 155W*

Output Power-Rear 155W x 2*

Output Power-Subwoofer 225W**

Center Speaker Type Horizontal Standing

Rear Speaker Types Satellite

Front Panel

USB (A) Port

Rear Panel

Component Video Out

Composite Video Out

FM Antenna Input

AM Antenna Input

Speaker Output Type/Number Push-in/5

HDMI Out

Satellite Radio Antenna Input (XM In)

Subwoofer Output Type/Number Push-in/1
 

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Is this an HTIB system that came bundled with the speakers? The output specs of the amp seem "overstated", and probably aren't RMS spec.
 

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Generally, you get more immediate improvement from better speakers. But, if your receiver is actually an HTIB, it may not work like a traditional AVR to power new speakers and a sub. In that case, you would have to start with the AVR and go from there.
 

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Originally Posted by silentsnake09 /forum/post/14339928


Do I keep the LG amp and start adding speakers in pairs to it than end with buying a new amp. Or do I start with a new amp than slowly add the speakers to it?

What's your budget? I'd probably upgrade both, as I don't think LG makes a HTIB that works with anything but LG stuff (and maybe even only with that model.)
 

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new receiver first is what most people are saying I guess. I am thinking about spending $400 max of the receiver. any suggestions?
 
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