Speakers or receiver?
Good day to all. This is my first post in these forums, so pardon me if i do not know the proper etiquette. I am pretty sure this question has been asked multiple times before; however, my issue would be a little bit more specific and i would appreciate greatly any assistance i could be extended.
I have a pair of b&w 685 s1 and matching htm that are hooked up to an old yamaha rx-v659. my b&w's have suffered the abuse of a very active family life: they have both fallen face down at one time or another and the tweeters have been pushed in beyond repair. i have recently learned how to replace the tweeters and i was contemplating on replacing them until i found out that b&w updated the series. now i am torn between repairing my 685's and replacing them with the s2's. adding to my dilemma is that i found out that the marantz sr7007 can now be had for 999.
So here then is where i am torn. Would it make more sense to replace my speakers with the new versions while still being powered by my old yamaha, or would it be more rewarding to get the marantz instead, and just replace the busted tweeters? as far as i can tell, the midrange and bass drivers of my 685s are both fine but would falling on its face cause serious damage to the speakers themselves and will replacing the tweeters bring back their original sound? i can only get either the speakers or the receiver so i need to make a choice.
thank you very much for any advice that you can spare. i really am torn between the two, and feel that i need to get the best information i can before putting any money down and not regret my decision later on.