I have $1000 to spend on upgrades, where should I start?

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  1. Calgary Goldsmith

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    Hi guys, I really would like your guys' opinion on my current system and where you think my weak spots are as far as performance. I have about $1000 to spend so right now I'm thinking either a new reciever ( my current one doesnt decode DTS) or a new subwoofer and better surrounds. Well here's my current system. Thank you in advance for all your opinions and ideas. System as follows:

    Reciever: Harmon Kardon AVR 35 ( rated 35 watts per channel, has subwoofer out for 5.1 audio, no DTS, assembled October 1998)

    TV: Sony WEGA-KV27FV16 ( I've had it for less than a year, sqeeze mode is manual, doesn't seem to exhibit any of the geometry problems or color banding like some people have had)

    DVD Player: Phillips Magnavox DVD815AT (A reliable player I've had for 3 years, can handle dts, has features I want like zoom mode, doesn't have component connections, does have optical out)

    Left/Right speakers: PSB Century 300ci (sweet, musical sounding bookshelf speakers, tend to break up at very high levels but very good at resonable levels, nice tweeter)

    Center Channel: Century200ci (pretty good center but the tweeter is only 3/4ths of an inch compared to one inch on the mains)

    Surrounds: Optimus Pro LX5 (probably the weekest link in my system, it chugs at high levels, the Lineaum tweeter works well as a surround though)

    Well there you have it, I'll let you take over now guys, thanks.
     
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    Oops, I forgot one important thing, my subwoofer!

    it's an Atlantic Technology 262 PBM, I've had it for 3 years. It seems to be pretty good for music since its a sealed disign but I'm not sure how good it is compared to other similiarly priced subwoofers for home theater performance. It's rated at 150 watts. Is this the weakspot in my system or is it really ok and I should focus on the reciever or my other speakers? Thanks guys.
     

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