Hi everyone, this is my first post in this site and I hope I ll get some help. I am actually just beginning in ``decent quality`` home theater sound system. So, I just got a Yamaha rx v373 for $150 (+ $40 shipping) and I am waiting for it to arrive. Currently, I own an old Panasonic SA-PT950 5.1 all inclusive system. The thing is it doesn't have any HDMI or optical audio input so I thought of buying a good quality/price receiver and plug it to the speakers I have from the Panasonic. So first question, do you think this is a good idea or am I just gonna waste the money I used on the Yamaha with old cheap speakers that wont do it justice?
In that case, considering my very limited budget, I looked for some good compromise and I stumbled into a good offer on for Energy Take Classic for $150 but without the sub. So I looked around for a good offer for a used sub to add to this set in case I do buy it. Now comes the main question : which one of these should I buy? First I thought that getting the Energy ES 10 would be a good idea since it's the same brand, which I recently learned it's the appropriate thing to do, but I found some bad reviews about this sub and its durability. The durability is a very important factor, especially in buying used gear. The second one Mirage FRX S8 is offered for a better price and seem to have excellent reviews, but I am worried about the brand matching issue. So what do you suggest?
PS : please don't forget to answer the first question about the Panasonic I already have, and if you have any other suggestions concerning the speakers or the sub don't hesitate. Sorry for the long post but I had to put as much details as I could to get accurate answers. Thanx in advance.