Hey Guys, I purchased the Pioneer 1522-k receiver at Costco last month (last one in the state) for 540 + tax and it was a significant upgrade over my 7+ year Onkyo receiver.
Around 5-6 years ago I purchased 3 Athena WS-60 speakers used as my fronts/center and a pair of Athena WS-15's for the rears. Here is a link to the WS-60's - http://www.woot.com/offers/athena...ker-mar-28
. Also here's a link to an Athena AS-P4100 subwoofer I purchased at that time as well - http://www.woot.com/offers/athena...fer-mar-28
I currently live in an apartment-style condo and can't run my speakers on full blast. With that being said, I feel that there is a lot to be desired from the Athena's. I don't hear everything I should (for instance if I put my ear to the speaker I can hear subtle effects that get lost when I move a few feet away from the speaker). I ran MCACC several times and have tweaked my speakers as much as possible. It's still difficult for my ears to hear dialog at times and subtle effects. I spend 60% of my listening for TV/Movies and 40% for games. I'd like to start listening to more music though.
My question is this. I purchased 2 Monitor 70's from Newegg to replace my fronts (plan on bi amping), and will pick up a CS2 for my center. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=82-290-208&SortField=0&SummaryType=0&Pagesize=100&PurchaseMark=&SelectedRating=-1&VideoOnlyMark=False&VendorMark=&IsFeedbackTab=true&Page=2#scrollFullInfo
Since the Athenas are are rated at 8 ohms I am likely going to replace my rear WS-15's with the WS-60's I'm freeing up. I may eventually add the WS-15's back in for a 7.1 setup when I get a new home. I feel that my a subwoofer is currently more than adequate unless someone objects. Taking all of this in account, do you guys feel that this will be a good upgrade? Should the Monitor 70's and CS2 (also open to other center channels) sound a lot better than my Athenas? I know these are still budget speakers, but I want to make sure it's a good upgrade or I can hold off for another deal on others.
Any feedback before these puppies ship would be much appreciated!Edited by psamona - 10/27/13 at 11:06am