Which speaker upgrade with $8000-9000 budget?
Hi everyone! Firstly, thank you to anyone participating in this thread. I am currently a Definitive Technology Mythos owner. I have ST towers up front with a mythos 10 center and gem XL rears. I have a SVS PB 12 Plus subwoofer. My processor is a Integra DHC 80.2 with a Sunfire TGA-7401 amplifier for power at 400 w/ch. my sources are Oppo bdp-103, Apple TV gen 3, Xbox 360, PS3 and cable box. My room is approx 16 ft from Front right, center and left. It's a 9 ft ceiling with one side completely open to the remaining great room. I need not fill the entire main floor. My room is not treated, other than curtains and a rug. I listen 50/50 movies/music. I listen to all types of music and watch all kinds of movies.
I recently helped a friend install a pair of B&W 802's in his home theater. The sound of these were quite inspiring which got me thinking that maybe I too need an upgrade. I've had my system for almost 3 years. I feel like sometimes the midrange lacks. I've also read that the Mythos ST towers are more like bookshelf speakers mounted on powered woofers. I can't afford 802d's but did find a decent deal on used B&W 802N's with HTM1 center ans SCM1 surrounds for just under $9000. Also just finished reading some good press on the Golden Ear Triton One's. Would one be superior to the other? Ideally I would look to install a 5.1 system and I don't plan to upgrade my subwoofer. So which setup would yield a significant upgrade result?
Paradigm Prestige 95F Fronts, Paradigm Prestige 55C Center, Paradigm Prestige 25S Surrounds/Rear Surrounds, Klipsch RP-500SA Front Heights, Power Sound Audio S3611 Subwoofer, Anthem MRX-1120, Oppo BDP 103 Universal Blu Ray Player, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Apple TV 4K, Samsung UN75H6350 LED Smart TV