First time post and new to audiophile world. I have what I consider a medium end surround setup (probably low end for folks on this site) and wondering what's the best way to increase two channel sound for playing music.
Currently have a Marantz sr4003 receiver with Polk VM 20 center and Polk VM 10's for fronts and rears. I'd like to keep the surround sound for movies. I'm wondering if I would hear a noticeable increase in stereo sound quality with either:
1. Replacing the two left and right front speakers with better quality speakers
2. Adding a two channel amp to power the left and right fronts. Receiver has preouts. I assume this would work. We like to play loud music periodically. THough we can get it loud enough with the current set up, i'm wondering if an amp would make it sound better at all levels, including loud.
Looking to spend $400 or under. I see some good deals in price range on Audiogon. Thoughts? Suggestions on upgrades? thanks