I have an older speaker setup from my Onkyo S760 HTIB setup that I'm slowly replacing. I've replaced the receiver already, purely because of a deal on exactly what I wanted, and have been keeping my eyes out for speakers to enhance the system in the most important aspect. From the S760 I have the STS-HK200 set, a pretty basic 6.1 setup. Earlier today I saw, and grabbed based on the reviews I saw and limited knowledge I had at the time, a Klipsch Quintet 5.0 system for $160 - the most recent in the line I believe - on clearance.
Now, the Klipsch's are returnable so I'm trying to decide on what to do...(I still need to hook them up). From a spec perspective, the Onkyo speakers look 'better' (broader frequency range, specifically)...but I'm having trouble believing they are based on general reviews of Onkyo speakers I've read recently...(although the HTIB system did get stellar reviews when I bought it...can't see how speakers have gotten 'worse'
Anyway, I'm wondering about replacing the HK200's w/the Quintets (except for my one rear channel), continuing to use the SKB-200 subwoofer, and then once I find a good deal, replace the left and right fronts w/something higher end and shift the system to a 7.1 setup w/the Quintets being used for the side and rear channels. Not sure what to do about the front yet...maybe replace that last and do dual centers or something like that (if it sounds good).
Any thoughts would be appreciated. I see this as an evolving 'system' that I update over time - replacing the receiver was a bit of a 'great price' thing and getting tired of the older R510 receivers lack of inputs, limited ability to decode certain things, etc.