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How bad is my Home Theather system?

by wolverin0 / November 4, 2009 8:35 AM PST

Hi, the reason im writing this, is because i'm tired of people criticizing my Home Theater system.

This is my system: http://www.sony-asia.com/product/ht-ddw5500?site=hp_en_ZA_i

They say because it has "Total Power Output (1kHz, 6Ohms, 10%THD)" and 10% THD is extremly high (wich i can check with wikipedia, and its true, it says it shouldn't go higher than 1%) this puts me thinking i got robbed by Sony.

But my ear hears great things on my system @ Ps3, XBOX360, Wii, PS2, and the many Bluray movies I've watched on my Series 6 Samsung LCD TV.

How much of this is true? Wich is my system problem? Is there one?

Thanks in advance.

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Your HT system
by Dan Filice / November 4, 2009 9:05 AM PST

Since your system is not made for, or available in the U.S., it's difficult to compare. But, if 10% THD is an actual specification, then yes, that's very high. If it sounds good to you, why worry about what others think of it. Heck, my father is totally happy with the 3" speaker in his 25" RCA TV, and no one can convince him that it isn't very good.

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Don't worry about specifications
by minimalist / November 4, 2009 10:18 AM PST

And don;t worry about what others say. Just focus on whether you like the sound. If you do then I don;t see how it can be called objectively "bad" unless your goal is to have the approval of audio engineers. And if you think you'd like a nicer system then you can always research and build one slowly as your budget permits.

I lived with 2 channel audio hooked up to my standard def tube TV for 10 years and was perfectly happy with the quality. Now I'm spoiled with a new flat panel and a nice surround system but that doesn't mean I didn't enjoy the experiences I had with my older system.

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