At the moment we are in a tight budget. Lately, I've been having some issue with sound, and I found out that my AVR isn't playing HD Sound anymore for some unknown reason. I noticed the HDMI board has some burned marks, which was probably cause by my son and daughter spilling some soda on the AVR and one of my front speaker.
The front speaker sounds okay at low to mid volume, but since the soda dried up it cause the speak to be almost solid, and at high volume it sounds distorted. So, I am in the position to either buy new front speakers or replace the AVR. I usually buy things with cash, but since times are tough, the wife gave the okay to use the credit card. I was thinking of using the Best Buy card since I get 0% APR for at least 1 year.
So, options are replace the AVR and buy speakers later? Or buy speakers now and keep the current AVR and use the AC3 / PCM tracks for the movies?
Here's the AVR, I'm looking at
Yamaha Aventage RX-A720BL
I'm trying to stay around $700 mark with the Best Buy card.
Or I can stay with my current AVR and buy some "inexpensive towers" like:
Pioner SP-FS51-LR $199.99, with a $70 promo code for a total of $129.99
Polk Audio Monitor60 II $149.99 each with a $50 promo code for a total of $215 shipped for two of them.
Really inexpensive way
Pioneer SP-BS21-LR $99.99 with $50 promo code for a total of $53.61 shipped.
I noticed the Pioneer speakers are 6 ohms, but my current AVR shouldn't have an issue with them.
Any input would be appreciated. My last resort would be to keep what I have an get a better system later on....but who wants to do that right lol.