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For the type of music you say you listen to, I don't think the Imagine B would be significantly better. But you are going to have poor-quality sound as long as you have your current receiver IMO.
As for the lack of clarity in the sound...it's a Pioneer! You are asking the wrong question. You are blaming a pair of excellent speakers for lack of clarity, when it is the receiver that is the problem. The basic amplifier design of that receiver is very poor IMO. It has cheap low-quality class D pulse modulation amplifiers, which suck.
IMO Pioneer and Yamaha have very poor-sounding amplifiers, and using a Pioneer receiver with the T6 speakers is just wasting the potential of the speakers. ANY high-quality speaker will sound awful with that receiver. Garbage in, garbage out!!!
You will get MUCH better sound quality with a Harman-Kardon 2650 receiver IMO, and then you won't need to turn it up so loud to be able to hear something. THAT is where you want to put your money!!! YOU HAVE excellent speakers now!
Harman-Kardon and Cambridge Audio have much better-designed power supplies and amplifiers and sound way better than Pioneer, Yamaha, and Sony. They are the only receivers I will recommend for use with high-quality speakers like you have.
I had the T6 speakers for two years, and they sounded wonderful at any volume level; but I was using a very high-quality integrated amplifier. not a Pioneer receiver (ugh).