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#1 of 9 OFFLINE   beatdr

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Posted August 17 2014 - 09:16 AM

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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Posted August 17 2014 - 10:03 AM

Looks like I missed the Pioneer sale but how much of an upgrade would that be? Oh and sorry my full set is the Onkyo SKS-HT540. I'm looking at bookshelf because they will be on a 20" table but shortish towers would be fine.

 

What about these? 

Yamaha

http://www.amazon.co...8256331&sr=1-20

Sony

http://www.amazon.co...d=ASH1H6YCFH4EF



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Posted August 17 2014 - 10:19 AM

Being 86db efficient isn't helping anything.

$200 though isn't going to find much of anything better.

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Posted August 17 2014 - 10:22 AM

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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Posted August 17 2014 - 10:32 AM

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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Posted August 17 2014 - 11:31 AM

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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Posted August 17 2014 - 12:20 PM

So what would $500 do?



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Posted August 17 2014 - 12:34 PM

Each?

Polk RTi.

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Posted August 19 2014 - 12:53 PM

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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