First time poster looking for a little advice. My setup is located in our basement which is about 25-30 feet wide and about 12-15 feet deep with 8 foot ceilings. The stairway leads straight upstairs without any doorway so it's pretty acustically open. Here's my current equipment:
Video: Panasonic AE2000U projector on an 86 inch screen
Receiver: Yamaha RX-V565 90 watt x 7
Front R/L: Klipsch Synergy F1 Floorstanding Speakers (about 10 feet from primary listening zone)
Center: Klipsch Icon VC-25 (about 10 feet)
Surround R/L: Klipsch Reference RS-42II (positioned on sides about 12 feet away)
Sub: Klipsch Reference RW-12d (positioned in front along wall between center and front right - unfortunately no good front corner to sit it in)
We previously lived in a smaller apartment and I've found the sound in our new setup to be somewhat underwhelming. The system is used mostly for watching movies but is used for music from time to time as well. The current system has been patched together over several years and I have a feeling some items should be looked at with scrutiny (the front speakers and center channel for example). The surround speakers and subwoofer are fairly new so I would prefer to leave them alone.
I have been watching craigslist to try to find some reasonably priced Klipsch RF-82s or maybe even some RF-7s. Or would they completely overwhelm the room? Should the front speakers or center be addressed first? Or is the receiver potentially a hiderance at the moment? I used the Yamaha auto EQ and wasn't very impressed with it so I have the equalizer turned off at the moment. I haven't played around with any crossover frequencies and never have - I do understand the concept of it though.
I'm not willing to spend more than $1,000 on a new receiver (preferably $750 or less) right now. I'm currently looking at some used pairs of RF-7s for $1000-$1250 or RF-82s for $550-$650.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.