So i posted the below thread in audio theory without much response, and then upon further research of my speakers, thought I might see major benefits if i purchased a stereo amplifier. It appears that an Adcom 545 would fit my budget. I was thinking that I would get some Polk RTi A9's down the road, but I feel this might be a sound investment for the time being, and help the polks to sound great, when I get them. Any thoughts or suggestions? If you are wondering why my gear is so mismatched, I picked my receiver up at a steal of 300 bucks, when my old one took a dive.
My wife and I Just purchased our first house, and I have set up my system into a place that is our own for the very first time! It always was plenty loud when I needed it to be in its previous 2 environments. I never measured airspace, or did any treatments. Now that I have it setup in our new living room it just seems to be a little weak. I would say my listening habits are 65% Movies and gaming 35% music. Granted I haven't been able to run the wire and hook up the rear bookshelves yet. I subscribe to the 80/20 principal on most things in life (20% of the effort gets you 80% of the results) I don't have any other friends in the area with similar interests, so I don't have much to compare my systems sound to. Just buying the new place and all we are on a bit of a budget. So I don't have a whole lot of extra cash to pour into this right now, maybe 200 tops.
I guess my question is am I missing anything simple that would make a great difference in the sound quality/volume of the system. I know there are a lot of factors, and what I am asking is a lot, but maybe I am missing something. I will list my setup below.
This is what I currently own. Most of my audio signal comes from my HTPC via HDMI
Fronts - JBL E90's
Surrounds - JBL E30's
Subwoofer - Klipsch RW-12d
AVR - Denon 4806ci
Display - Samsung pn60e550