I asked this question before and got no response so I will try to make it more interesting and add some detail.
Current set-up in the basement/ kid's room:
Pio 816, cc-290, Titan v3's, Jamo surrounds, Energy S10.3, ps3 via optical, Sammy 42"DLP
I can only choose one to upgrade my sound:
2.Mini Monitor v6
95% Movies/ Gaming
The 1018 via HDMI will give me the newer codecs.
The Minis will give me an overall better sound vs. the Titans???
The difference in $$ is only $150.
Up in the den I am running a cc-190, Atom v5's, cinema 70's, Ultracube 12, through a Sony 820 rec, 350 BD, and Sammy 46" 750.
I have brought the Atom's down and there does appear to be more detail in the sq. Forget about swapping the receivers. Way too much work and I really only bought the Sony because of a serious depth issue, not for it's sq.
I already own a pair of stands worth $150 that are 30" tall. Would stepping up to the new Titans and new stands or the 7's make that much of a difference for movies?
Man, I really, really want a pair of those 20's!
Don't worry, the basement Sammy will be swapped out in early '09. 52,52,52.....
For that guy a few posts back with the Minis in a small room:
My assumption is they are the larger, previous generation.
I run my rear ported Atom v5's in a bookshelf with acceptable 2 channel results. Good bass response for their size and price.
Have a look at the matching amp/ sacd players on the Pio site. I have experienced a set hooked up to some 20's. Pretty impressive in a small, dedicated listening enviroment.