Here is my dilemma(if you want to call searching for speakers a "dilemma"):
I currently have a set of Chapman T1(boutique speakers) for my mains and the rest of my system consists of a Definitive Technology CLR2500, 4 Def Tech BPX surround speakers and an SVS 20-39 PC+ sub mated to a Pioneer Elite SC-55 Receiver and an OPPO BDP-93 Blu-Ray player. Basically, I'm looking to completely upgrade the front soundstage and I'm really having a tough time figuring out what do with regards to speakers. Preferably I would like to keep the 4 BPX surround speakers and the SVS sub as I don't really think I'd benefit much by upgrading those particular components at this time, but when it comes to the front mains and center channel I really don't know where to start. I will say that the system is used for 100% Blu-Ray and DVD movies(no music or TV watching) and I'd like to stay in the $5000 or less price range if at all possible. I've been doing a little preliminary research around this section and here are some of the candidates I've come up with:
SVS Ultra Towers and Ultra Center: been hearing great things about these and I'm a huge fan of their subs so they're definitely on my short list.
Definitive Technology BP-8080ST: these would probably allow me to keep my CLR2500 or I could add the CS-8080HD and either would also give me a full Def Tech system(not something that's necessary, however).
Klipsch THX Ultra2 7.2 System: this is a longshot candidate, but I could get an almost new full system at a very good price.....just don't know if it's too overpowering for the room and if my receiver would be enough to run them.
Paradigm Studio Series: Probably getting out of my price range with these, but still under consideration as I've always thought highly of Paradigm speakers.
Since I've been out of the speaker game for a while there are other brands I'm hearing a lot about, but really know nothing of their products such as: Ascend Acoustics, Salk, Philharmonic, JTR, Monitor and Energy. I don't even know which ones of those would fit within the budget and if they are good matches with regards to the other pieces in my system, but I do know those are all popular names around here so I wanted to get some thoughts on all of them. Overall, there are about 10 different brands I'm considering and since I have completely no bias towards any of these speakers I'm open to any and all suggestions as to what would best fit my needs.
I'd really like this thread to be helpful and friendly without lines being drawn in the sand so to speak with regards to what's good and what isn't. I know everyone has their preferences when it comes to speakers and even though I'm far from an audiophile I still think I have a pretty good idea as to what constitutes good sound so I'm just trying to achieve the best movie watching HT system possible while remaining on a somewhat reasonable budget. Look forward to the suggestions and advice.