I just replaced my Samsung AV-R720 (it got scratchy in the audio, I suspect the capacitors in the audio amplifiers). with a an Onkyo TX-NR616 receiver (I couldn't resist for the $318 price). I have it connected to 4 of the Samsung HTIB speakers and the Sub. It sounds OK but I am looking for more. I am considering the Fluance SXHTB+ 5 or the Energy Take Classic 5.1 speakers. I have never heard either set before. I only use the 2 front, Center, and Sub from the Samsung system currently. I watch some movies, sports on TV, and listen to music (mostly from iTunes on my connected PC).
I am leaning towards the Fluance speakers because I had a huge pair of AR 9LS speakers years ago and loved the tower look and sound. Also, if I should go with Fluance, should I go with the next series up, the XLHTB?