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Old 07-14-2004, 09:44 PM   #1
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upgrade sound system

Our Excella 500 has an "vintage" 8 track tape player and radio we want to upgrade to a CD and digital FM. Is there anything in particular we should keep in mind as we swap one for the other? Existing unit works just fine - maybe we'll just keep it and ADD a CD / FM, but my 8 track tapes are wearing out....
The existing unit drives four speakers - two in front, two in bedroom, with a reostat fade.

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Probably your best upgrade would be to the speakers themselves.


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Old 07-15-2004, 06:41 AM   #3
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just be sure you have enough power to drive whatever speakers you choose. High powered recievers and external amplifiers are everywhere now so the choices are many.
A lot depends on the type of music you listen to, the demands of rock and jazz with low end bass require more power , more speaker size. If you listen at moderate levels to a variety of music, then this is not so critical.
The satellite radio thing is a great idea, at a recent get together a few members were shoing us theirs and they were really enjoying the lack of commercials.
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