So I've got a Klipsch HD500 surround system running on a Yamaha RXV567 currently. I've got about 1K to spend on upgrades to the system. Right now I'm leaning toward some Paradigm Mon 9's to replace front L/R to have a truly awesome 2.1 for music, while keeping the surround for movies and video games. My question is if this is the best route to go, or if I should replace the center channel first and wait a few months to pull the trigger on the front L/R. I'm worried having tower L/R fronts will drown the small center channel that comes with the HD500 during movies and games.
Are there brands/models in this price range that I should be looking at other than Paradigm? Thanks for your help!