What to upgrade first?

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  1. WadeB

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    I’m not sure where to put this since it could be an amp discussion, or it could be a speaker discussion. I’m looking for thoughts on how to go about upgrading my system. As is, it has been built a little over a long time and will have to be upgraded as such. What I have now: Marantz SR7000, Denon DVD2900, and Polk RT1000p L/R, Polk CS350, Klipsch surrounds. Yes I know I need a sub first, and that will hopefully come the next month or so. Obviously the DVD is a new upgrade and is staying. I use my gear for music as much if not more than for movies and what I’m looking to do is make the system more musical. I’m looking at making big steps up in speakers, especially the front mains, and taking the plunge in the separates route. So what do I do first? Speakers or Amp? I don’t have the coin to get both pre/pro and amp at the same time, so I’m thinking the Marantz could be the pre/pro for a while. Gear I’m looking at includes the Parasound Halo C2 and A52, Rotel RSP 1098 and RMB 1075, and for speakers the Energy Veritas 2.3 or B& W CDM 9NTs. My credit card awaits your responses.
     
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    Don't you think you should add a sub first to finish your system off. A sub helps with Music/Movies...
    I can't speak from experience on the Parasound/Rotel but from what I have read they are both great PRE/Pros with the parasound being alot newer...
     
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    Chad, yep I do think a sub should come first, and hopefully that will be end of this month. I'm all set on what I want as far as the sub, but researching the pre/pro and speaker options will take a while, and I was just looking for ideas/advice as I begin looking down that avenue, actually this weekend, as I hit the dealers for some listening.

    Any body have any other thoughts?
     
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    The Sherbourn combo is a nice setup but expensive.

    What sub are you looking at?
     
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    After much research, I decided on the Aperion S-12. There are a lot of factors that go into this decision bedsides that its a very good sub. But that's another story.

    Looking at your webpage, I see you do have a parasound amp and seem to use a receiver as your pre/pro. Since this was what I was thinking of doing until I got a pre/pro, could you tell me how you like this set up?

    Have not heard much about Sherbourn, but according to the web the price is less than the Halo line.
     

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