I recently moved out of an apartment into a home with a 16x14 ft TV room. My Samsung 46" HDTV and Sony blu-ray player are visually fantastic. Yet my 12 year old Sony STR-BD930 receiver (almost vintage) and my just as old Infinity Minuette home theater speakers may not be up to the audio potential of blu-ray. Although the Infinity BU2, 12" sub still has some major kick (when it actually works though. - I'm 99% positive there is something wrong with the sub's low level input jacks. The connection has become very touchy and the sub sometimes will not work with slightest movement of the banana plugs).
The speakers are mainly used for watching movies. That said, I recently purchased a Yamaha RX-V671 AV receiver and it just arrived on my door step this Friday. Due to a significant increase in rent and relatively small living room, I'm looking for "budget" speakers. I've got $200 immediately available (thanks to Amazon gift cards) and am debating between just getting a solid center channel speaker or saving a little more ($400 total) for a home theater speaker package.
Potential center channel speakers:
-Yamaha NS-C310 OR
-Definitive Technology ProCenter 1000
Both have quality reviews and meet my budget and size requirements (6" height maximum)
Potential Home theater speaker package:
-Energy Take Classic 5.1
-Fluance AVHTB 5
The Energy set has a wealth of positive reviews and includes a sub but I'd have to wait until early next year at the earliest. On the other hand, with the Fluance I could get it sooner and use it with my older Infinity sub.
Do I slowly build a system and first get a solid center channel or replace the whole set all at once? Any input and advice is appreciated.