- Nov 16, 2008
- Real Name
I recently upgraded my receiver to an Onkyo TX-SR706 to get the benefits of 7.1 audio. My speaker system is about 10 years old now (Sony SA-VE305 micro satellite) with the exception on 2 new Polk cheapies (RM6751) that I added for the extra channels. While there was an audio difference from my old receiver with the new HD audio formats I would say it was modest at best with the biggest difference coming from the extra speakers. So I'm wondering if I will really notice a dramatic difference by upgrading my speakers. My room is about 13' X 25' but is an open floor plan so it's really about 26' X 25' with a partial wall dividing the rooms. I've been looking at the Polk RM95 w/PSW110 sub and the Definitive ProCinema 800 system. I'm hesitant to spend the money if I'm only going to hear a minute difference but the tech junkie in me is inclined throw caution to the wind. I have to keep it Mrs. friendly so satellite or modestly sized bookshelf are my options. I'm not much into music so home theater is my only concern. Any thoughts? Is it worth it? I'm lost in speaker specs as they all look very similar to me, there's no place around here to go listen to them before hand.