Need some advice from anyone with experience with the new Refrence line-up. The wife and I couldn't decide on what we wanted for Christmas as "big" stuff from all of the groups of parents and her grandparents. So we told them all to get us giftcards to Best Buy. Now it looks like we will be getting $2,000+ in giftcards and we just bought a new TV and all new major appliances when we moved into our new house 6 months ago. So I did some looking around, and one of the BB's within driving distance has a Magnolia room, which carries the following; RB51 & 61, RF62 &82, RC52, and RS42.
I currently have the Synergy F-3 5.1 system. Before that I had an Athena F2.2 system. I am closer to being happy now, but not quite there yet. Now I have convinced the weef that upgrading our speakers should be the way we go with these giftcards, but the only problem is, looking at it I don't see it. I don't think the RF-62's will be enough of an upgrade over the F-3's to justify the additional expense, so it would have to be RF-82's which I have heard and do sound great. However the RC-52 probably isn't going to match too well.
Right now the tentative plan will be to go up to a 6.1 with RF-82's up front, and then 4 RB-61's as center and surrounds. Will that work or should I stick with the RC52? The plan kind of was to go with the bookshelves until I can convince the wife to let me spend additional money on top of what I get for selling the F-3's and the giftcards, then getting either the RC-62 or 64. But if the RC-52 will do a better job as center than the bookshelves, even in the short term, then I may go that way until another upgrade becomes possible.
Either wa the upgraded center is going to come after the upgraded Sub that is next on my wish list. I don't think the Rw12d is going to be any better than my current sub-12's, so my plan for that is to get some Rythmik kits from Rythmik audio and go that way. I am looking at dual 15's in a single sealed enclosure, but am very intrigued by his new 8 ohm 12's and may get 2 of those kits for 2 dual 12 subs. But that is another thread in another forum at another time.