Originally Posted by Brian323
Or I can just go with the speakers I already have and just get a VTF3-MK4
(making it 2.1 system for a month) and get the 3.0 speakers next month for full 5.1.
Always go with the best you can go with as down the road as easily, the best enhances the listening experience. It is important when purchasing the front three, the timbre matches (timbre equals sound characteristics) so when a sound pans across the front three speakers, the sound characteristic matches. If timbre doesn't match, the panning sound difference can become distracting.
When purchasing in a piecemeal fashion (nothing wrong in doing so), one needs to have a plan and stick to it. Any way one chooses to use, to get to where they sonically want to go, is good.
If one wants to use existing mains and add a killer sub, it's all good. Later they want to upgrade their front three and not purchase surrounds, it's a journey, not a destination. In fact doing it the way you suggest will allow you time to acclimate and come to appreciated your upgrades as they happen.
Recently I upgraded our center channel, with a killer b-stock replacement. Do I ever appreciate the upgrade.
When monies are available, our subwoofers will be upgraded and you bet, I'll appreciate the upgrade. Later, I want to upgrade the surrounds but I don't expect much sonic change but along with adding a separate amplifier will make the system that much more efficient. The point, I feel you as in our own way, we're doing what you're asking about, upgrading in a piecemeal fashion to get where we want to go.....quality Home Theater sound.