Originally Posted by HDKing
I've got a POS Sony HTIAB that's about 8 years old. Would it be bad to upgrade my receiver and worry about the speakers later on?
Of course it wouldn't be bad. You just may not notice much of a difference until you do upgrade the speakers. Without seeing your actual system, that would be my guess anyway.
If it were me, I think I'd wait until I was ready to get some speakers too. If that's going to be awhile, prices may come down, or tecnology may change for the better in the recievers.
You could get 4 Polks (M10) and a Polk center all with 5 1/4 woofers from CC for 350 bucks right now. Something like that would be the BARE MINIMUM, I would say. Ideally 6 or 6 1/2" woofers would be a better minimum, but I wouldn't go under 5 1/4. Obviously you should demo anything.
Again now, if it were me, I would get a system from ascendacoustics.com; the best one I could afford.
My personal second choice for a good value would be a set of 5 B&W DM601 S3 or 4 plus the LCR60 S3 center.
Now subs are a whole other issue.
I like M&k MXs, but they're pretty spendy.
I think HSU and Outlaw will give you the most bang for the buck.