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Help me make the best on an aging 5.1 surrroung

I have an ancient Bose acoustamaster series 6 or 7 home theater surround that works well enough I wouldn't want to drop thousand on a new atmos at this point in time

I'm planning on upgrading to new 4K HDR AVR as well as a top notch Sony oled 2017displau

From my reseRch, you can't replace
Center channel or other speaker on thes old Bose as the system is set up for all the boys speakers to work in unison or not at all

One thing I did read however is that you can upgrade
the rather pathetic Bose bass booster on the system
By adding a quality subwoofer out from the AVR wouldn't mess with the other 5 surround speKers but would kick in some desparately needed bass oomff.

Can someone recommend a good sub to add to this system for about $300. At some point I will move up to atmos system ,bit worth having to buy an new oled, new 4K HDR AVR Ultra br player and steaming box, I can't really afford anymore expense right now.
I'd appreciate if members here might give me some good strong bass Kick
At an affordable price

Thanks all for your guidance here
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Rsl speedwoofer 10s -first choice but above budget
Emotiva bassx
Several more in a sticky thread at the top of the page

Not many bose fans here as bose is wayy overpriced for what you get

They are big on hype and marketing
And send lawyers after anyone who says otherwise (fact)

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I would start with a decent receiver and set of speakers. Ditch that hokey Bose set up.

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I have an ancient Bose acoustamaster series 6 or 7 home theater surround that works well enough I wouldn't want to drop thousand on a new atmos at this point in time

I'm planning on upgrading to new 4K HDR AVR as well as a top notch Sony oled 2017displau

From my reseRch, you can't replace
Center channel or other speaker on thes old Bose as the system is set up for all the boys speakers to work in unison or not at all

One thing I did read however is that you can upgrade
the rather pathetic Bose bass booster on the system
By adding a quality subwoofer out from the AVR wouldn't mess with the other 5 surround speKers but would kick in some desparately needed bass oomff.

Can someone recommend a good sub to add to this system for about $300. At some point I will move up to atmos system ,bit worth having to buy an new oled, new 4K HDR AVR Ultra br player and steaming box, I can't really afford anymore expense right now.
I'd appreciate if members here might give me some good strong bass Kick
At an affordable price

Thanks all for your guidance here
Add an Emotiva BasX S10 or this.

https://www.amazon.com/JBL-Studio-55.../dp/B0071UQ8FS

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I would start with a decent receiver and set of speakers. Ditch that hokey Bose set up.
I will eventually.

Just a matter of $$$

First a 65 HDR/DV 4K oled
Second a new 4K HDR/DV Atmos capable 7.2 AVR
Third Oppo 203

Budget depleted

Next round new Atmos in wall/ceiling speaker system
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We are on the same boat.

I started replacing my ONKYO TS-DX797 with TX-NR676. I also purchased 2 x CCM682 for ATMOS. I am contemplating to replace my 20-years old BOSE AM15 with B&W 600 series with the following components: front 683 S2 ($1,550) or 684 S2 ($960), surround 686 S2 ($510), center HTM61 S2 ($700) and subwoofer ASW610 ($645). I am also planning to buy an OPPO UDP-203 or 205 4K UHD Blu-Ray player.
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