Help Upgrading Front Channels
Hello all - looking for some advice for my home theater.
Currently have 3.1 setup (Yamaha RX-V683, Klipsch R-12 Sub, Def Tech Procenter 1000, 2x Polk OWM3 as LR, yes I know it's not great but budget is a big factor here). I'm looking to push the Polks to surrounds and add good quality LR.
About my situation: WAF is huge, probably most important factor. Second factor is budget, but it can flex - any money saved is a plus, but MAX budget is around 1000. I use system mostly for TV and movies (80%), but love playing music (anything from classical and jazz to rock, don't need huge sound, just enough to hear well across the room) when wife is away through the open concept living, kitchen, dining (50 x 50 x 8 approx.)
All that being said, the speakers I was going for were the Def Tech Promonitor 1000s as they have a 5.25" driver, are WAF approved, low cost, timbre match, etc. However, I showed the wife some Mythos Nine's yesterday and to my surprise they are WAF approved as well! She is very much anti-tower, so it must be wall mounted and fairly thin (probably no studio monitors or bookshelf speakers here, PM1000s the exception because they're still somewhat low profile).
Here's my ultimate question: I love the Mythos Nine's and would love to get them, but I'm not sure they are enough improvement over the PM1000s to justify the cost (already brought up in another forum and pretty much confirmed this). That being said, I like the look of the vertical, wall mounted, thinner profile speakers and feel with the vertical approach I might have more potential for some better sound (due to more room for additional drivers). Knowing that timbre matching isn't as important right now (I can upgrade center in the future depending on LR, they're priority for me), what suggestions do you have for wall mounted speakers for my situation that could provide a little more power and decent quality for me over the PM1000s?
Thanks in advance for any help!