I currently have Athena AS-F1 fronts with an AS-C1 center running off a Marantz SR6006. I can get the Polks for about $500 a pair and the Energys for about $400. There is no store in my area that has these on display so I can't demo either of them. I'm looking for opinions on which would be the better choice. Are either a good upgrade from my Athena's?
I plan to purchase the matching center for whichever ones I buy. My room is about 13'x25'x9' and we sit about 11'-12' away from the tv/speakers.
Athena AS-F1 fronts
Athena C1 center
Speakercraft Aimwide rears
JBL PB12 + E250 subs
70/30 movies, tv, gaming / music
I had been contemplating getting a new sub instead, but was thinking that maybe a new front soundstage might be better. Any suggestions are welcome.
HD-DVD: 55 / Blu-ray: 97
newest: Brotherhood of the Wolf / Kingsmen, How to Train your Dragon
AVR: Marantz SR6006
F/C/R: Polk RTi A9's / CSi A6 / Speakercraft AIMWIDE 3 / Sub: SVS PB12-NSD
SonyXBR-75X940D Samsung BD-P2550, Toshiba HD-A30, Nvidia Shield TV (2015), Xbox360 Elite, PS3, WDTV Live