Hi there. I'm wanting to upgrade my speakers in my home theater. Here's what i have now:
Dedicated HT room with acoustic treatment
KEF speakers: IQ9 for L/R, IQ60c for center, and IQ8DS surrounds
Emotiva XPA-5 Amp (200 wpc, RMS)
SVS PC-12+ Sub
I watch mostly movies, and listen to some music. What I'm really craving is STELLAR dialog and on-screen action. I'm most excited about a new center channel. I'm willing to buy a great center now and add matching L/R and surrounds later, if that's what it takes. I'd say my TOTAL budget for all 5 speakers is 3-4k, but I don't have that all now.
I'd love to spend about $1k each for center, left, and right. I've been doing some research and am interested in:
Aperion Verus Grand center and towers
Paradigm Studio CC-690 center and Studio60 towers
Martin Logan Stage Center and Electromotion ESL towers
The SVS line of speakers
The Aperions seem like a great value, while the Paradigm and ML's are a bit more expensive. I'm willing to save up, though, if it's worth the upgrade. What do you guys think about these options? What do you think about electrostats for HT use?
Also, I haven't looked much into the typical big box brands like Polk, Klipcsh, and even DefTec, but I'm open if you have recommendations.