Is this an upgrade

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  1. Rob Ritch

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    I want to upgrade the my speakers, but do not have much cash to do it. My current speakers consist of old Fisher STV-876 for the mains, the original mains from the Kenwood HTiB 503 as the surrounds as well as the Kenwood Center and sub. I have been looking at the Fluance AV-HTB, and according to the reviews that I have read, they get pretty good reviews from the people that have tested . I have seen then described as "the best speakers in this price range" and "sounds like much more expensive speakers".

    My question, is are the fluances a improvement over what I have now, or is it a waist of time. The current setup sounds fairly good, but I would like to improve, but I can not afford expensive speakers, nor will I be able to for a long time (New Baby on the Way).

    BTW, I plan to continue using the Kenwood sub for now. TIA for any input on this

    -Rob
     
  2. Arron H

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    Rob,

    I am not familiar with this speaker so others will need to help you there. It would be useful to know what your budget is as there are many budget speakers out there that offer really exceptional performance.
     
  3. Rob Ritch

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    Well, I can get the Fluance for about $250.00 delivered, and that is about the top end of the budget. I do not want to push it too much with the Wife, since I just bought a 53" RPTV, Progressive DVD, and Pronto NEO remote.

    -Rob
     
  4. JeffreyMercado

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    Your wife must have some left hook. I am not familiar with those speakers but I am pretty sure you can get the klipsh Quintet system for the same price. I have suggested these to many friends and they were greatly satisfied.
     
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  6. Mark Fitzsimmons

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    Also check out the JBL NSP1 package. It has 4 identical speakers and their matching center channel. It does not include a sub, which matches your criteria b/c you want to continue using your Kenwood sub. It will run about $250 but I have seen it as low as $200 shipped.
     
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    You probably should go to the websight so you can see what they look like. They now come in silver, I don't know what your decor is but the option is always nice. www.klipsch.com
     
  8. Arron H

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    Rob,
    Jeff & Mark's recommendations are very solid at your price point. If you can stretch it a little, your might want to consider this setup:
    Cheap Home Theatre
    You could keep using the surrounds that you have and would have a very nice front soundstage with the Axioms. These speakers are very highly regarded on this forum but they would be a bit of a stretch at $495.
     

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