I currently have the Sonos Amp (not new one) with a pair of Bronze Monitor Audio 2 book shelf speakers (decent £250 bookshelf speakers) that I use for music in my lounge. Sounds great. Not plugged into TV due to the audio delay (i tried years ago to sort this but there didn’t seem to be a work around). so been listening to the TV Native speakers. Yeah I know, sounds pants.
My current TV is a 9 yr old 40” Samsung that doesn’t have ARC HDMI input.
Anyway, despite ideally wanting to spend on a separate AV receiver for flexibility of speakers and upgrades, I think for simplicity's sake I will carry on with the Sonos alternatives.
I know if I upgrade my TV to an ARC-HDMI and trade in my old amp for a new amp I can have my TV use the the two Bronze speakers to get what would be an upgrade on my TV sound.
I do listen to music a lot in the lounge so I thought this method would mean I still have a pretty dedicated stereo music amp connected to my Bronze speakers while upgrading the TV sound (I keep reading a dedicated stereo amp sounds better than an AV receiver)
I dont really want to use the Bronze as rears as They are positioned near the TV for music listening and these as tweeters would be an overkill anyway.
Basically, if upgrade my TV, I don’t really want to buy a Sonos Beam AND a new amp. I have to choose one really.
(Im aware I can two 2 x 1’s for tweeters for either system I go with. My lounge backs onto neighbours lounge which is why i have been hesitant on a sub. My nice neighbour, I am)
So, a few questions if you wouldn't mind giving me your take on this.
- How would the TV sound quality compare with a Beam alone Vs Amp and two Bronze Monitor Audio Speakers in stereo with the new amps virtual centre speaker? If the latter is better Id probably just upgrade the amp which means music may also sound a tad better.
- What would you do if you were me.
- Am I missing something obvious here?
cheers. I might be overthinking this.