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You're receiver is fine so no need to upgrade that. The center provides 80% of the soundtrack and 99% of the dialogue. The problem with upgrading only the center is that your FL/FR HTIB speakers will not be able to keep up. If you can upgrade all 3 which can be done at very reasonable cost, that would be your best option. If that's not possible, start with a pair of good bookshelf speakers and add the matching center later. Good left and right fronts with at least 5 1/4" drivers will produce clear and detailed dialogue that will be better than HTIB speakers.
The sub is the 2nd most important component in an HT setup. I would upgrade the sub long before the surrounds which only do a lousy 10-15% of the soundtrack and is mostly ambient sounds and background music.
What is your total start-up budget? We can help you better if we knew how much you can spend.
Kef Q100 FL/FR,SL/SR, Q200C, SVS SB-2000, Denon AVR-X3400H, , Panasonic 50" Plasma, Xbox One.
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