Help my upgrade (or replace) my Axiom system.
I bought a 5.1 speaker system from Axiom a decade ago. At the time, they seemed like great bang for the buck - although I realize they are not universally loved. M22Ti fronts, QS8 surrounds, VP150 center, EP350 sub.
We are about ready to move into a new house. I plan on buying a new Denon receiver (maybe the X2100 or 3100, not sure yet.) that can power a 7.2 system.
The house has in ceiling Paradigm speakers in place for the two rears and is otherwise wired for a 7.2 system. I'd like to buy new speakers, and could spend 2-3 thousand total if needed.
My questions are whether I should buy some new or used speakers (and I'm completely noncommital to any brand) like Paradigm CC590 and Studio 60's and intermix this with the Axiom that I already have - or do I really need to replace everything at once.
If I use the 2 subwoofers that the receiver would support, can I use my old Axiom sub with a different new one - or would using two different brands/eras of subs together cause audible problems?
How about my surrounds? Are the QS8's still considered decent? I realize that the "ideal" solution would be to buy all new stuff, but that would be pretty pricey unless I dropped well below the Paradigm studio quality level.