Where to upgrade first?

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  1. Mark Ro

    Mark Ro Agent

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    This is my first post so please bear with me. My home theater is in 13x20 room with a door in the middle of the back wall. I was wondering what should I change/upgrade first on my existing HT.

    TV - Sony 32XBR36

    DVD - Sony DVP5530D

    RECEIVER - JVC RX778V (5.1 DOLBY DIGITAL NO DTS)

    CENTER SPKR - Klipsch KV2

    FRONT SPKRS - Boston Accoustic T830's

    REAR SPKRS - Cambridge Soundworks Surrounds 5.1

    SUBWOOFER - Cambridge Soundworks Basscube 10S.
     
  2. Alex Prosak

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    I'd replace the speakers first and get the same brand/line/drivers for all, except the sub (SVS). I'd replace the receiver next.

    If you already had the equal speakers all around I'd have said replace the receiver first.

    What's your budget? Knowing that we can give you some ideas of where to begin.
     
  3. Bob McElfresh

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    I've got to echo Alex's opinion. Getting the front 3 speakers to tone-match is the most important, then a new receiver to drive them.
     
  4. Mark Ro

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    Thanks so far for the input. For speakers or a new receiver I have upt to $600.
     
  5. Alex Prosak

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    Mark,

    A good place to start would be trying to either match your fronts or your center speaker. Since I'm not really familiar with Boston or Klipsch lines you mentioned I can't really help you there.

    You may be able to make your money go farther by determining which speaker you want to stick with and then selling the other(s). This would increase your speaker budget some.

    Alex
     

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