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#142948 29-Mar-2014 19:39
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Hi,

I have a Panasonic BTT190 Home theatre system and the standard speakers are a bit ugly. Where they attach at the front of the room is at shin height for me and eye level for toddlers. The wiring was done before we bought the house and i do not really want to move wires.

My question is, does anyone know what a good wall mounted (ceiling mounted) speaker I could use that is compatible.
According to the specs here : http://www.amazon.com/Panasonic-SC-BTT190-5-1-Channel-1000-Watt-Blu-Ray/dp/B0078GCLRY

The front speakers are 160w but when I look at ceiling speakers they are all 60 or 80 or maybe 100w. My maths tells me these is not good enough for a replacement. I see examples on trademe like this: http://www.trademe.co.nz/electronics-photography/home-audio/speakers-and-stands/wall-speakers/auction-710307544.htm but I'm unsure if they would work ok? I struggle to believe my low end home theatre system needs high end replacement speakers when the total cost was only a few hundred dollars. I assume i do not know what I am taking about and some guidance would be hugely appreciated.

Chris.



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  #1015161 29-Mar-2014 20:06
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The "1000 watt" rating of this system is pure marketing hype (it refers to its theoretical maximum output though all speakers simultaneously for a very short period (seconds).)
You don't need to worry about over-driving 60 watt speakers.
Bigger questions - is it worthwhile upgrading any entry level system? and is it worth drilling holes in your walls or ceiling for marginal benefit?
I would advise you to save up your money for a better completely new system in future.




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