- Feb 9, 2008
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In my living room, I have a 50" TV, where I'm streaming via a Roku. The sound from the TV's tiny amplifier and internal speakers is terrible. The TV doesn't have RCA output female jacks, but does have a 3.5 mm out for headphones, or with adapters to use for an analogue connection. I've been using the 3.5 mm out with adapter cables to a Lepai 200 watt RMS amplifier and two Polk bookshelf speakers. The speakers have always had decent midrange, but the highs and lows are absent, which often makes dialogue difficult for me to decipher. A few weeks ago, I disconnected the Polks and connected a pair of Boston Acoustic speakers that I'd had from another application. The highs were crisp, midrange, just okay and no bass at all. After I got out of the hospital, I got an email ad from Costco for a pair of Klipsch full range bookshelf speakers on sale at $50.00 less than I'd seen them anywhere. I connected them this morning. Wow, what a difference. They are definitely full range and so much more efficient than the Polks or Boston Acoustics. On a 1-10 volume dial, it's too loud at 3 in my living room which has a vaulted ceiling.