I bought a Sony LED 240Hz 3D KDL-55NX810
about 10 months ago, and was ready to buy the Yamaha Aventage RX-A1000, when I saw the A3000 and started looking for better prices on that. In the process, the A3010 was announced, and I JUST pulled the trigger on a new Yamaha RX-A3010
for $1,395. More than I planned to spend, but a great deal on an amazing receiver. Now I need to update the Speakers, Center and Sub from an old Panasonic HTIB system. I spoke with someone at a Fry's and a local HT place, and I now have some ideas, but no definitive plan. Here's my goal, so maybe someone with better knowledge of the options can give some guidance. I was planning on spending another $1,000 - $2,000 (I have flexibility there, but I don't want to spend more than I need to for the QUALITY of audio I seek, not the QUANTITY of audio the "pros" want to recommend) for the total of the speakers, CC and Sub. I was considering, based on advice, the
- Martin-Logan Dynamo 700 (about $700), with
- Martin-Logan Wireless transmitter ($100), and a good
- Polk Audio 5 Speaker TL250 Setup (2 Surround, 2F + CC) ($500).
That does seem like a pretty good setup, but I don't have much experience with either brand. The last time I really looked at brands, quality and reviews, Reagan was in his 1st term. I'm guessing the players and ratings may have changed since then - I know for a fact that my needs have! My wife and I are alone at home these days, and we tend to watch a lot of movies, but always at lower volume levels than most people like, so we really want the rich, true sound and powerful base, but w/o having to crank the volume way up
. The Fry's guy indicated that this setup, especially the ML Dynamo would produce true and rich sound at the lower frequencies w/o needing to crank up volume, and that this demand of ours generally would require higher end speakers. He said that his recommended setup would meet that need w/o having to spend a fortune on an over-the-top high-end system (which is much more than we need), and more than is needed in our 15' x 20' room. He even suggested we could step down the ML Sub, but the 700 would be needed if we wanted the wireless sub add-on. This setup was 40% less than what Best Buy was trying to tell me I "needed", and the Fry's guy seemed infinitely more knowledgeable. Any guidance, suggestions or consideration from those 'in the know' is appreciated. If you have good/reliable sources for great prices as well, excellent. I tend to find the best products I want, and then find the best prices. Thanks all!