Hey guys, hoping you can assist me in whether or not I need to upgrade (I'm guessing you'll tell me yes).
Long story short, current setup:
L/R - Cerwin Vega XLS-215 - http://www.cerwinvega.com/home-audio/floorstanding-speakers/xls-215.html
Center - Cerwin Vega XLS-6C - http://www.cerwinvega.com/home-audio/center-channel-speaker/xls-6c.html
Rear surrounds - Some old speakers my dad purchased from Costco 5+ years ago
Subwoofers - Dual RW-12Ds -> PSA XV30F -> Dual PSA Triaxes - http://www.powersoundaudio.com/products/triax
AVR - Pioneer VXS-1122-K - http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/PUSA/Home/AV-Receivers/Pioneer+Receivers/VSX-1122-K
I have the 2 15" woofers in the XLS-215s disabled since from doing my own research and asking at a local music store the AVR I have can't properly drive them. So just the mid-range and tweeter are being utilized so far. I've thought about buying a separate amp to power the woofers in the XLS-215s but I figure if I'm going to spend $300-400 on an amp just for the fronts I might as well just sell them off and go DIY.
I've been reading about the SEOS waveguide stuff (at least what I could understand) and it sounds like that would be a good option for me. I'm not a huge audiophile guy like most of you and I don't understand all that technical stuff you talk about but I get the sense that Cerwin Vega isn't really regarded much around here (dove head first into home theater around a year ago and didn't know any better).
So I'm thinking of the Fusion-15 Sentinel or Fusion-12 Tempest as the front left/right combo. Not sure about what I would go with as surrounds, maybe the Fusion-10 Pure or should I just stick with the Tempest?
Current 'home theater' is in the living room with the TV in a corner and not the best setup by any means. Eventually though everything will most likely end up in a dedicated room so I'd rather improve the setup now when I have the time/money then wait and not be able to do it later on.
I'd like to also eventually go with 7.2 once moved into the dedicated room as it just isn't possible with in the current room right now. Most movies watched are action and most music is EDM (electronic dance music) although my dad will also usually play his stuff (smooth jazz, classic rock, etc).
From my limited understanding the VSX-1122-K should be enough to power whatever configuration I decide to setup. Is this correct or would I want to look into providing power through an external amp? I wouldn't mind having to use an external amp, just trying to get things figured out and make a plan.
My dad has all the stuff to build everything but I'm thinking I'd just buy the whole setup including the flatpack from DiySoundGroup since it'd be easier and wouldn't save that much money in the long run.
Sorry for all the questions, if you need anymore information please feel free to ask. You guys seem pretty helpful and I hope you can help guide another 'noob' in the right direction.
Eventually I'd turn this into a build thread and modify the title once I can get things figured out.