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Felipe Mellado
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How to improve

 

I have a ten years old system and I would like to improve it.  The amp is Yamaha 85 watts x 2 and Definitive Technology BP 8 speakers.

The question I have been struggling with is whether I should upgrade  the amp or the speakers first.  

Recently I got a good set of headphones which are showing much more detail than my speakers.  I wonder if this is an indication that I should change my speakers first.

I would appreciate any suggestion about my dilemma.

   Felipe

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Why not just start going around and listening to speakers

at various vendors? What brands and models can you listen to? Maybe stores in Monterrey?

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My problem is how to know

My problem is how to know some new speakers will sound with my current amp. 

In relation to stores available, I travel often to USA (Houston, San Antonio) so, yes, I plan to listen to other speakers, but again, how will they sound with my current amp?

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If an amplifier is doing what it is supposed to do

it should not sound significantly different from another amplifier doing what it is supposed to do. Loudspeakers have a much more influence on sound than the amplifier. Get speakers that sound good to you and figure out amplification later.

 

I'd go to Timbre in Houston (call for an appointment 713-523-0494) to listen to Vandersteen 2CE SIgnature IIs, and Sound World in Houston (713-778-9120) and Innovations in Home Theater in San Antonio (210-490-8088) to listen to Magnepan 1.7s.

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Check out Galen Carol, in San

Check out Galen Carol, in San Antonio TX.

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