Hi all, time for a speaker upgrade.. I'm looking for some recommendations and opinions on what I've found on CL ..
Current Setup :
Room 21 x 16 x 8. This is a finished basement with carpeted cement floors.
Epson 6500 UB HD Projector with 110in Screen
Denon AVR-3808CI running 7.1
Bose AM7 in front with the center dual-cube replaced with a Bose VCS-10 (direct to receiver)
Two sets of AM5s for the surround and rears.
Modified $100 KLH 10in sub from Costco.. (Removed 1 of 2 ports, added poly filling)
I've had all these speakers for many years and in my years in a small apartment, they fit the bill. And truthfully, this Denon amp doesn't do a bad job with them when setup in a way to take advantage of the 3 Bose sub/mid boxes, at least for movies. Heck, even the KLH sub isn't all that bad. I'm sure I'll wonder WTF I was thinking once I get some 'real' speakers though
Ok, on to my options.. I'd like to keep this to a $1200-1500 level.. I have no problem going with used provided they are in near new condition and haven't been abused. On my local CraigsList I've run across this so far :
A great looking SVS PB12 NSD for $425
And someone selling all of this in like new condition for $925.. i don't need the receiver but i can just resell or put in my office.. Then I just find two more S20's to get to 7.1
Two F30 front towers
One c20 center speaker
Two s20 rear surround speakers
One sw110 sub
Pioneer vsx 1015 tx 840 watt receiver
From the new side, I'm considering putting together a 7.1 package using front, center, and bookshelfs from Ascend Acoustics with a BIC PL200 for the sub unless I grab the SVS from CL. Almost had a SVS 10in for $250 but it already sold.
Any thoughts on what I've found so far or recommendations on a setup are appreciated. Also, if anyone is looking to get rid of a good lightly used setup or sub, let me know.