Originally Posted by justdiscovering
Pioneers fs52, was thinking of the hsu book shelfs mk2
Here's my thinking, and this is just me because A. I'm the son of a banker, and 2. Cash is King.
I'm not sure what you bought your towers for, but they routinely go on sale anywhere between $65-$87 each. So, around $150 you can have a pair of the two tower speakers. The HSU bookshelves, after shipping, will cost you $368. I don't know if you then need to buy stands or not, so take that into account as well. Even if you don't need stands you are paying around $200 more for the HSU speakers. Are they $200 better? I wouldn't know because I've never listened to them.
What I do know is that by and large what completes and provides the most theater like experience is the subwoofer. I think you reap greater rewards by keeping your FS52's and putting that money towards a good quality sub. Heck, maybe the FS52's will sound better to you after they're complimented with a good sub.
What you could do is order either the PB-1000 or PB-2000 from SVS for a free 45 day in home trial. If you don't like them (which I would find very hard to believe), you can send them back free of charge. They even cover shipping costs both ways.
The Rythmik and Outlaw subs also go on sale from time to time, so you just have to check every so often.