I don't think you can go wrong with either of those speakers. The JTR Noesis
line would be worth looking at too. Something that I think could potentially fantastic in there is some of the Pi cornerhorns
, except they are a bit out of your budget, and also their matching center speaker probably wouldn't fit. Another speaker just outside your budget which I think would be great in there is the JBL LSR6332
, they measure very well, so well in fact they are THX pm3 certified, this means they can be used to create THX soundtracks on. Those are $1550 each.
As I said in your other thread, the best sub to replace the HGS is the Funk 18.0
. It is slightly smaller in dimensions, but a lot more powerful. Next to that I would get a JTR Captivator S1
, which will also fit nicely into the space you have available. If not those, I would go for the Rythmik FV15HP. I think any of those subs will blow away the SB13 and XS30.
As for the surround speakers, I would look at the JBL 8320
. The are THX certified, relatively decent sensitivity, easy to mount, 8 ohm, and best of all, they are inexpensive. I think they would be substantially better than your Polk surrounds. Do NOT spend a lot of money on the surround speakers whatever you do. The front stage and subwoofers are a lot more important to getting an overall good sound.