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Upgrade or not...oh the dilemmas of life


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#1 of 2 OFFLINE   Rick Westfall

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Posted June 26 2010 - 09:53 AM

About three years ago I was able to set up my first true HT room.  I have loved the set up but did need to pinch some pennies getting there.  I now have some spending money and am wondering if I need to upgrade my speaker system or at least the mains and center.  For sure the sub is getting upgraded to an SVS.  My current set up is the upper end line of the HTD speakers so the sub definitely needs an upgrade.  Questions are:


    [*] Will I realize a significant difference if I upgrade the mains and center? [*] Does it matter if I don't upgrade the sides and rears?  Those are HTD as well and I'm satisfied with their performance. [*] If upgrading is suggested, what brand is a good starting point?  I have about $2K to play with after the sub purchase but certainly don't need to spend that much.

Thanks in advance for your help.  I'm going to start at Axiom and go from there.  Also, I'm powering all of this with a Denon 2807 if that matters.


Rick



#2 of 2 OFFLINE   gene c

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Posted June 26 2010 - 12:58 PM

You could probably get the MTS/01 towers and center for that $2000  /img/vbsmilies/htf/wink.gif .


Sticking with the HTD surrounds should be O.K. for movies but if you listen to a lot of surround music or concert videos then you might want to re-think things.


Others to consider would be AperionAudio, AscendAcoustics, Swan, Revel, MonitorAudio, PSB (B-Stock), and a bunch more I'm sure.


"Everyday room": Panasonic 58" Plasma, Dish HD DVR, Pioneer Elite vsx-23, BDP-23 BR, dv58avi universal dvd player, Paradigm Studio 20 V1, CC-450, Dayton HSU-10 subwoofer.

"Movie/Music room": Toshiba 65" DLP, Dish HD receiver, Marantz 7005, CC-4003, BD-7006, Polk LSI25's-LSi7's-LSiC, 2 original Dayton 10" "Mighty-Mites" subwoofers. (subject to change without notice).
 
Also have  MB Quart Vera VS05 +.....too much to list. Help me.