I consider myself a beginner / entry level audio enthusiast. I want to get better quality sound. Here's what I have:
Yamaha 7.1 receiver
Paradigm Esprit B/P loudspeakers
Velodyne CT100 subwoofer
This setup cost me about $1,000 5 years ago.
I went to a store today and listened to a McIntosh setup with $10,000 B&W speakers and I loved it.
I don't have that kind of money though.
My first question to the experts is, is it possible to get similar quality sound with a smaller speaker + a subwoofer? vs bigger loudspeakers.