Recommended upgrade path for budget system

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  1. Kevin Reckelhoff

    Kevin Reckelhoff Stunt Coordinator

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    Supposing you start with a DD/DTS/DPLII capable receiver with two mains. What's the most logical upgrade path? Assume there will be at least a few months between steps, and that all speakers will be roughly equivalent ($/quality) to the existing mains.

    Path 1:
    1. Add a center channel and run with just LCR speakers.
    2. Add a subwoofer
    3. Add surrounds

    Path 2:
    1. Add a subwoofer
    2. Add a center channel (3.1 system at this point--does that work?)
    3. Add surrounds
     
  2. ColinM

    ColinM Cinematographer

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    Path 2...

    Good L/R speakers will carry the weight of the other 3, and a sub + L/R is really all you need.


    The rest is cake.

    Choose carefully, or swap constantly!
     
  3. Jon Torres

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    I'd suggest the subwoofer first. I believe the center channel is not necessary if it's just one person watching. Currently I have mains and the 2 surrounds. It sounds nice, but I'm definitely lacking the low end.
     
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    Definitely go with path #2! The sub makes such a huge difference overall!
     

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