New speaker recommendations
It has been a long time since I have been around the forums. I have been collecting various speakers over the years and am looking for some advice. I have a huge collection of vintage DCM speakers from the "holy grail" Time Window 7's and early every other Time Frame, Time Window, CX and TF-V versions of their speakers. Many have cosmetic issues due to age and moving around the country. All are good sounding speakers. I am thinking about looking into new speakers just due to the fact that I don't have time to restore these. Some need tops refinished and new cloth. My TW7's are in a dedicated dark theater so I will probably keep those.
I built a new family room in my basement and want to start there. I want a nice looking pair of speakers plus good sound. Will be used for mostly TV as well as music while I spend time in this 16x55' room. The theater is next to this room. I use Yamaha Aventage receivers for MusicCast whole home audio and will continue to use these (External ATI amp in the theater for most of the speakers including the TW7). This whole 9.2.4 Atmos setup is DCM except for the 2-Monolith 12" subs.
It has been a long time since I have used another brand other than my DCM collection, Emotiva desktop speakers or the PSB VS300 setup in my living room upstairs.
Does anyone have any insight as to what I can expect in sound wise compared to my vintage DCM? Any recommendations for speakers? I have been looking at Q Acoustics 3050i and Concept 40. Wharfedale Evo series, Emotiva T2 and others. Just hard to evaluate speakers without seeing them. I don't have any hifi shops near me but visit some when I travel. I am always winning Amazon gift cards from work, so I would love to be able to buy some on Amazon so that I could use my credits.
I know I can buy, evaluate and return but I would like to know if anyone came from these DCM speakers and how they compare to newer options?
Budget? Not sure. I have over $2500 in amazon gift cards and could use that. I usually try to buy anything at the point of diminishing return. I bought a TCL Series 6 75" TV for this room for that exact reason. I could do better, but at a ton more money. If I spend $2000 on speakers am I doing much better than spending $800? For this reason the Q Acoustics have my attention. Just not sure how they would compare to what I have or am used to.
Any insight would be appreciated.