I have been lurking for quite a while, and I am faced with a delima that I could use some opinions to make a better discision. Currently, I have a marantz SR7500 which so far has been an excellent receiver, but is unfortunatley starting to become a little dated.
So, I have been toying with the idea of upgrading to the Integra DTR 80.3. My current setup involves the Klypsch Synergy F-3, C-3, and S-3 and a Velodyne DD-12. The speakers I realize are entry level speakers, but I can't seem to stay ahead of the technology in order to purchase new speakers. My components include the Oppo 93, Dish Network VIP 922, and a VCR (the wife's doing). My room size is over 3,000 cu. ft., but that number includes the halways and the kitchen. The listening area is around 2100 cu. ft. However, I am thinking that getting a hi-end receiver that seems to be some what future proof might be a good route, and then I could really match a nice set of speakers with the receiver when funds allow.
So, I guess what I am asking, is do I take the plung on the amp? Or do I take the money and put them on speakers? Speakers that I am considering are the Aperion Verus Grand Towers, Grand center, and the di/bi surround speakers.
Any inputs would be greatly appreciated.