So I have been enjoying my Onkyo HT-9300THX (7.1 channels) system from last 2 years and it did a perfect job to make me content. Unfortunately, a guest accidentally dropped my front right speaker and the speaker started producing cranks in the sound it outputs. I think it is time to replace it with a new one.
I have two options here:
1. Analyze and buy Front Right/Left and Center channel speakers from a better brand like Polk, Klipstch, Infinity. I will have to invest at least $500 for the same. (I see a Polk speakers $199 each and it looks good to me but I dont want to invest $600 for now) The speakers I saw:
2. Another option to go for is to replace and buy a new Onkyo front right speaker. However I am searching for it but could not find it anywhere. May be they do not sell speakers as individual pieces.
I do want to upgrade and inclined towards option 1 but I would want to wait for it and do required homework before investing $$$ into that. For now, I just want to replace my front right speaker. I know that I should not be buying a different brand speaker and set it as my front right speaker. This is so becauase my understanding tells me that my Front right and left speakers should be same in the tech spec as well as the brands.
I request experts to help me where can I find this front right speaker (I am even open to buy the pack of Front right and left Onkyo speakers as I have today because I think they will not cost me as much as other brands) . If it is not possible to buy individual front right speaker, I request additional guidance about what are my options.
My other question is: The Polk speakers I saw has lower frequency range of 35Hz-25KHz and 50Hz-25KHz (for the other one). My current Onkyo front right speaker has frequency range of 20Hz-50KHz. Does it make the Polk speakers lower than what I have. My understanding is that the more frequency range a speaker support, the better it is. (I may be wrong though).
Your help is really appreciated.