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So basically I have the following setup in my basement right now.

Its a about a 20x12' room with my TV one of the 12' walls with my speakers on either side. The floor is Tile on a slab with a big area rug over it. Its a nice Rectangular area'.

I don't listen to a lot of music and use this more for Movies and Gaming.

Currently have a setup I built back in 2002

Fronts- JBL S-310
Center - JBL S-Center
Surround - JBL N26's
7.1 Surrounds - JBL 24's
Sub - Sony SW40
Receiver - Onkyo RC360
TV - Mitsubishi 65" DLP

I have been toying with upgrading the sounds system in my Home/Theater - Game Room and moving the current to my Living room.

I guess the real question is will I hear significant differences with the following over what i currently have.

Looked at

Fronts - Energy RC-70
Center - Energy LCR
Surrounds - RC - 10
(potential RC-10's for 7.1 if I decide to go that way)

Right there I would be looking at around $1100 to overhall just the speakers. The sub can be the last to upgrade as I am in a townhouse and keep my base moderately mid level anyway.

So few questions....

1. Would that upgrade be worth it and how significant of a difference will I hear?
2. Would my receiver be powerful enough to handle these speakers?
3. Would there be cheaper options that would still be a huge upgrade but cheaper than the energy route. i have seen Polks, Energy V6.2, etc.
4. Is my space to small for Badboys like Energy, etc.

Thanks in advance. Just trying to flesh out my thoughts here.
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How much for you S-310's ? I'm interesed.
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How much for you S-310's ? I'm interesed.
Haven't thought about making the move from them yet. Can't you find them?
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The Energy RC series is a very good value, but I don't know anything about the JBL S310 series to able to compare them for you. Looks like the RCs have slightly better sensitivity. A good guess is that your receiver would drive them about the same as your JBLs.

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Thanks.

Anyone think it wil be an earth shattering difference such as moving from a cheap Home Theater in a Box to a Energy system.
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If you don't get an answer to your question here, perhaps someone in the Energy Owners Thread has heard both.

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