- Sep 12, 2008
- Real Name
I'm finally getting around to updating my modest home theater. I have a flat screen, Blu-ray player, and A/V receiver pretty well selected, but seek some advice regarding speakers. My budget for this part of the setup is $750-800. I understand that the LCR fronts need to be similar in design (and thus, logically, the same make), and that surrounds most likely should follow suit. But does the powered subwoofer need to be from the same manufacturer as the other speakers in order to "match" the system? By some quirk of fate I have a Miller & Kreisel MX-125 Mark II sub, which blows your socks off with low-frequency effects (the fronts are M&K S85's, but the surrounds are a pair of house brand cost savers), so I figure I need to get new speakers for the non-low frequency sound field to improve, but can I keep my big old sub and invest the cost of a new one in the other speakers and still keep the quality of the sound high? Thanks for any input.