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Originally Posted by johnqhu
I recently upgraded my receiver and sub woofer. The receiver is from Denon E400 to Anthem 720 and sub is from Mirage S10 to JL E100. The sound is improved a lot after the upgrade. Now I'm also considering to upgrade my other speakers because I feel the sound is still not as good as what I got when I was in the dealers show room. The dealer used the same receiver and sub but different other speakers.
My current 7 speakers are Energy C500 x2 + Energy C-C100 + Energy C50 x4. Quite old, but the sound is still good. I went to the dealer for the speaker upgrading suggestion and asked for speakers which can utilize the power of 720 best. The dealer suggested the following two sets.
1. Paradigm Premier 800F + 600C + Surround 3.
2. KLIPSCH RP8000F + RP504C + RP502S.
Both sets may cost me about 5k in Canada. The Klipsch may be a little cheaper.
As I also listen all kinds of music, movie vs music maybe 50% vs 50%, I prefer the Paradigm because I heard Klipsch is just for movies. Am I right?
And another question is if I upgrade either of these two sets, will the sound be improved significantly comparing to my current Energy set? Is it worth to spend the 5K?
Or maybe you have better suggestion? Someone suggested Paradigm 75F to replace 800F in another thread posted by other guy.
Klipsch are highly praised for HT use, but can do well musically. Hard rock & metal are well suited for them, but not limited to that genre. Since you got yourself a good sub and hi-end AVR, you could go with smaller bookshelf speakers and step up to next level in SQ. Kef LS50, PSB imagine, Paradigm Prestige 15b to name a few.
Kef LS50,Q200C, Q100, Kef Kube 10B (X2) , Denon AVR-X3400H, NAD 216 THX, Panasonic 50" Plasma, Xbox One.
Bedroom: Kef Q100 ,JBL Loft 20, SVS SB-2000, Denon AVR-S710W, PS3, 32" Insigna LED.