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wannakatana's picture
Last seen: 2 years 1 month ago
Joined: Aug 24 2021 - 4:02pm
Why not loud?

I bought a stereo at Radio Shack back in like 1983, maybe a Jenson or something cheap. I got complaints from the neighbors.

I bought an entry level Polk speaker system with subwoofer (T50?) and a 100x2 Sony receiver and it's maybe 1/3 the volume of that cheap stereo. Did home audio change?? Seems 100 watts is about the max watts available and Polk should be good quality speakers. Why so quiet??

I tried switching the polarity of the subwoofer.



hoytis's picture
Last seen: 1 week 6 days ago
Joined: May 19 2021 - 10:37am

What's the source? CD, streaming, vinyl? And what exactly are the models of the speakers and amp?

Are you saying you can't crank up the Sony to anything worthy of being called 'loud' or you can but it distorts?

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