I live in a small apartment and currently have a Denon AVR-1713 receiver and two Polk Monitor50 Series II floorstanding speakers (2.0 system; I think a subwoofer would be overkill given apartment size and thin walls, but I may be wrong). I like the speakers mostly for their dimensions (35"H x 7"W x 9 5/8"D) and specifically their depth dimension (or lack thereof), but they are not of course high-end speakers. The "living room" is approximately 15.5ft x 10.5ft. Given the small living room and the thin walls of the apartment, is there a higher quality (vs. the Polk Monitor 50) floorstanding speaker that anyone recommends, or is it pointless given my situation (as in I would not be able to fully appreciate whatever new speaker I get given my inability to really turn up the volume)? I am in no rush to buy, and am willing to be patient and wait for closeouts.
I'm thinking $200 - $500 per speaker. I would be willing to pay more, but I'm not sure I have yet developed the ear to really appreciate the incremental improvement in sound quality. But if there are speakers above that range (or below that range) that are highly recommended, I would certainly consider them.
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