I have a dedicated home theater (pictures below) that is 20'Lx14'Wx8'H.
- Anthem MRX700 receiver (90w per channel with 5-channels driven)
- Paradigm Monitor 11's (series 7)
- Paradigm Center 3 (series 7)
- Paradigm Surround 3's (series 7)
- Paradigm Sub 25 (hooked up to 240v outlet)
At the beginning of October I went to my local dealer to inquire about upgrading to Paradigm's Studio line and ended up walking out of their store with Signature S8's and a C5 (all v3) for a VERY VERY cheap price (sub $6000 for all three speakers). I have absolutely loved these speakers. Better clarity over the Series 7 Monitors I had, especially with the center speaker. HOWEVER, I only use my home theater for movies and TV/gaming. I listen to virtually NO MUSIC whatsoever. Because of this, and because of the worth of the Signature speakers if I resell them, I am thinking of selling off my Signature speakers to someone who will truly use them to their full potential (i.e. - heavy music listening also) and sticking with less expensive/more home theater appropriate speakers.
So, my question is this: If I sell off my Signature speakers to someone who will truly utilize their potential, what should I be looking at to replace them for a DEDICATED home theater setting (75% movies, 15% gaming, 10% TV)? Would I be wasting my money by getting Paradigms Studio line (my original intention back in October before the ridiculous deal my dealer gave me on the Signatures) since I still won't be listening to music?
I have been looking at JTR, Danley, and JBL. I would love to stay at $1500 or less per speaker (just need front three, LCR)
Any input is greatly appreciated. I will be keeping the Sub 25 as my subwoofer, so I do not need a subwoofer/low end bass.