I started looking for new speakers for my Samsung 7000 series TV. It started with sound bars and progressed quickly down the black hole of better quality speakers. :-)
My budget is $5000 for a 5.1 speaker system including receiver.
I was looking at the Ascend Sierra Tower speakers for my mains with the standard Sierra center and rears. Sub TBD
. While looking at this setup I fell into an opportunity to acquire an older and complete B&W Nautilus 5.1 system with 802 mains, 804 rears, matching B&W center and sub. Price is comparable for both systems. The speakers will be used for Movies and Music equally.
Am I comparing apples to apples? Has technology changed enough that the Sierras will sound comparable than the B&Ws?
For now, both systems will be driven by a Yamaha 7.1 receiver 125 watts/channel. From what I've read, this is low for the 802 speakers. Also, the 802s may be a little large for my current room but the plan would be to use the 804s as the mains and get new rears until I could use the 802s as mains.
If I go with new speakers, going with an American company is important and is one of the reasons I found the Ascend company.
Thanks for helping a newbie in advance!