AVS Special Member
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Ft. Collins, CO
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 477 Post(s)
Your surrounds don't necessarily need to match your front three so yes you could keep a pair of the KLH bookshelves for surround duty. IMHO, the Sony subwoofer is a weak link. I would upgrade that when you can with something from HSU Research, Rhythmik, or SVS. I've listed some other possible options to the Polk set below for your front three.
Ascend Acoustics CMT-340SE with CMT-340SE center channel. $866
Infinity Primus 363 towers with PC351 center $600 (on Amazon)
The KEF Q900s come to mind as well. They are $1350 at accessories4less so out of budget but very worth it. Since these are the current models from KEF you could definitely pick up the Q600c center channel later (perhaps at clearance prices). Just a thought.
"Guns for show, knives for a pro..."
HT/Living room: FR/FL Sierra 1 NrT, Sierra-1 NrT Center, B&W ASW610, Yamaha RX-A2030, Oppo BDP-93, ATV.
2-channel: B&W 804D, B&W ASW608, Parasound P5, Parasound A23, Marantz CD5004, Rega RP1, Bluesound Node2.