I need help with upgrading my system
Several years ago I purchased a HK 254 and a set of JBL Speakers SCS500.5 (5.1). I currently love the sound that I get, but feel I could do better now. I'm running 5.1, but am wanting to go 7.1 now.
I am interested in upgrading my front speakers. If possible, I'm wanting to stick with the HK 254 (50w/channel at 8 ohms), and the satellite speakers.
So, since I have a powered 150-watt amplified 10" woofer, I'm thinking I could get away with getting bookshelf speakers for the front. That is unless there is a reason that some floorstanding units would be much better.
I've looked JBL Studio 530 for bookshelf, and JBL Studio 190 for floorstanding. The floorstanding pair would be a bit cheaper, but I think the bookshelf might be better quality. My budget is around $550, which both of these meet.
Does the fact that I only have 50w/channel affect either of those speakers? I could upgrade my AVR to 100w/channel later, but don't want to suffer right now with subpar sound in the meantime.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.
EDIT: I think I lucked into the setup I have, I did some research, and I love it. I by no means know a lot about speakers, their quality, or the specs.
Last edited by Notro; 06-30-2014 at 06:17 AM.