I just joined this site and love it so far, so much information it is easy to get overwhelmed.
My question is I have an opportunity to purchase a used Synergy 5.1 system for 350 and wanted to get some opinions on it.
What is in the system is:
Currently all I have is a pair Polk Audio R50 attached to a Yamaha Aventage 720. I have never had a true 5.1 system in my life so this would be a big change. I am just not sure if the money is worth it and if I would miss my R50's.
I would love to hear you all share your thoughts.
You could use the 4xS-20's as surround and rear speakers in a 7.1 setup, but not as the main L/R. And the center wouldn't be timber-matched with your current mains, most likely. FYI the S-20's have woofers angled in opposite 45 degree angles, and is designed to have the sound bounce off walls. I will admit that the price is pretty good, but you can't use that system as-is as a replacement for your existing speakers. If he's willing to part the set, grab a pair of S-20's and maybe the subwoofer if the price is good, then purchase a matching Polk center for your R50's separately.