I have an old HK full HT system(5.1). I am planing to upgrade in the equipment to a 7.1. I am googling a lot to understand the audiophile language about drivers, sub woofers etc... I am trying to buy used equipment preferably B&W or M&K for the 7.1 or a mix of both depending on your feedback. My house has a open plan so this equipment will be in my family room which is open to kitchen and living room. The TV is used most of the time but for movies, I will switch on the surround.
Also, I am looking at a pre pro (integra 80.3 maybe or emotiva), amps (emotiva, bryston, parasound). Any links to read through reviews and your recommendations for the equipment is highly appreciated.