Originally Posted by Jeremy Wadian
After 15yrs I'm finally able to upgrade my system. I have the take 5 classics paired with a sony saw-m40 sub. My room is 13' x 25' with 10' ceiling and my couch is 8' from my tv. My budget is $1500.
I want a noticeble improvement to the sound quality.
I'm considering a Energy RCLCR center and either 4 RC-10s or maybe 2 RC-70s and just keep using the take 5's as surrounds? With a Bic America F12 sub?
Any help and suggestions is greatly appreciated.
I think my vote would be for
a pair of RC-70s, $900 on sale?
A 12" ID sub, such as HSU VTF-2 Mk4, about $600 shipped, (also see Epic and Rhythmic)
Keep the takes for now, and eventually get some other rears.
Dang, we need room in the budget for the center. And that's kinda the heart of a HT setup, along with the sub.
The F12 has had some nice reviews but doesn't seem to compare with the $500-600 ID subs musically speaking. Not bad, just not as good. Would be a good choice if looking for good, but short of excellent on the music side.
Note that my info is based on reading reviews, I don't have personal experience with the RC-10s, or F12, but I DO like the RC-70s a lot. I'm interested in other responses, too.