I am completely satisfied with my av setup when it comes to movies, but when I am just listening to music alone, my system sounds tiny. I have been working a bit towards my new system slowly, but will need a lot of help.
I just picked up a Yamaha RX-A710BL ($280) and a Definitive Technology 8” ProSub60 ($100) for my home theater setup that plugs into a cheap 40” LG TV and uses Polk Audio TSI speakers (2xTSi200’s, 2xTSi100’s and a CS20) and budget cables. The room is 13' Long x 11' Wide x 10' High with some treatment
I am looking to get the biggest upgrade that I can within my budget of $1000 (USD) for music alone. The source is between an Apple TV, and a Media Center-PC (my retired studio computer, more than enough power for anything we could throw at it). The music library consist of thousands of 320kbps MP3’s, mainly rock and some jazz/blues.
I don’t have much opportunity to demo speakers, etc, because in my area there are no hifi stores (only retail chains) but I will be traveling soon, just trying to get some information before I tackle the beast.