kind regards Andrew TD
genesis: Hi all,
I'm looking for some advice on a home theater system. I don't have a system at the moment and am basically starting from scratch. I have been seriously looking at the Panasonic SC-BT207GN9K and hooking it up to my old 25" Sony Triniton (i plan to upgrade this too, to a full HD projector when the budget allows). The price is around $1799.00 which is in my budget of $1800 - just!. One of the main reasons it appeals is that it is a package and seems to do everything i want. On the other hand, what would i get for the same budget out of a component system? Is that a better way to go? I guess one of my biggest concerns is the quality of the speakers and the sound they will produce. I would be interested to hear what people think. Thanks in advance.
Deev8:ilovemusic: Forget all the crap about the centre speaker being the most important, it ain't.
I'm not sure that point of view has enough detail to convince anyone.
I've listened to plenty of high end home theatre systems where the phantom image from a good pair of stereo speakers equals and sometimes even surpasses a hard centre speaker setup.
genesis: I'm looking for some advice on a home theater system.
I can't believe in this day and age of Bluray where every single discrete channel is provided to the end user completely uncompressed that people will still allow a receiver processor to make up the sound by mashing the centre channel into the front left and right speakers. It's a different story for music where the source material is 2 channel only, but even then the source CD's are 20 years old and compressed as well.
Because in the right circumstances a phantom centre can sound better.
Redbook CD's aren't considered to be compressed.