Upgrading my front L/R

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    Hi, so I am running the Onkyo SKF-540F in 5.2 (decided to hook up my old powerd sub, just because) and the Onkyo TX-NR828. Sounds great but with music sometimes it feels "lacking". I'm thinking of upgrading the fronts but not sure if it's worth it. I haven't hooked up the other 2 surrounds but I'm not sure they would add that much as far as that gose. If I was to spend around $200 on some fronts would it make that big a differance? What's a good match? I am happy with the quality and movie/game surround stuff it's just teh music needs more. Any advice would be great. Input?
     
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    Being 86db efficient isn't helping anything.$200 though isn't going to find much of anything better.
     
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    However. The 6490 is much more efficient.Between the Yam and Sony...Yamaha.Those Sony have been as little as $85/pair.
     
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    Thanks! I was thinking it might not be much of a jump. It's close but I can deal till I can afford a bigger buget. how much further would be a good step up? price wise? Maybe I'll just keep my JBL TR 225's hooked up, not great clairity or quality of sound, but loud.
     
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    Step up from the SKF?I wouldn't pay more than $100 for them on CraigsList.A big step is a $3000 budget. Once you get there to $5000, you'll get into speakers you'll own for decades.
     
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    So what would $500 do?
     
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    Each?Polk RTi.
     
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    If you want to upgrade the fronts your probably going to want to do all three across so you have a timbre matched set. Why don't you look at something like these BIC LCRs. About $100 each and 95dB sensitivity should get quite loud. That's if you like a horn tweeter which you might.
     

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