Advice to improve the sound of my Home Theater system

Hello all,

Some years ago I bought my first home theater system and it has been working just fine so far. I studied the market with the budget I had available at the time and I read in many forums and specialised sites, so this is what I finally bought:
  • AVR: Denon AVR-X1400H
  • Front speakers: Mission LX-2
  • Surround speakers: Mission LX-1
  • Central speaker: Mission LX-C
  • Subwoofer: Klipsch R-10SW
I understand is not a superb set, but coming from nothing it was an astonishing improvement. I'm delighted with the Denon AVR, I have an HTPC attached to it and I can play 4k at 60Hz smoothly.
The thing is I have decided to upgrade the system and I'm in a sea of doubts since there are too many options, and yet even more opinions, and I'd like to know what do you think about it.
I need neither anything super powerful nor sophisticated, but I thought to buy some floor standing speakers to improve mostly the music experience.
My initial idea was to keep the AVR, and the subwoofer, since I'm very pleased with their performance and it's powerful enough. I have neighbours and a living room not that big.
My budget would be around 1000€, but without needing an AVR nor a subwoofer, or do you think I should change this one?
The usage is both for movies and music, but for music, I would like to improve, that's my idea about buying the floor standing.
On the other hand, the experience with the movies (blu-ray)/SAT (live sports) has been just grand so far.
In any case, I have seen way too much and I'm overwhelmed, for example:
  • Dali Spektor 6 Cinema Pack 5.0
  • Monitor Audio Monitor 300 Pack 5.0
  • Dali Oberon 1 Cinema Pack
  • Monitor Audio Bronze 100
  • Klipsch R-610F 5.0
  • Monitor Audio Bronze 200
  • Dali Oberon 3 Pack 5.0
  • Klipsch R-620F 5.0
  • Wharfedale D300
  • Q-Acoustics QA3050
  • etc.
Thank you so much in advance for your help.
 

password1

Well-known Member
The Mission lx are very good budget priced speakers. most in your list would be a side ways rather than an upgrade

the mission qx, monitor audio silvers, q acoustics concept series would be an upgrade.
 
The Mission lx are very good budget priced speakers. most in your list would be a side ways rather than an upgrade

the mission qx, monitor audio silvers, q acoustics concept series would be an upgrade.

Thanks for the reply. I thought some of those options were definitely an upgrade. From that list, most of the people recommended me the QA 3050i and the Dali Oberon.

Stepping up the ladder, I got recommended a pair of Monitor Audio Silver 100 + Silver C150 to start. Then when possible buying the rest of the system. What do you think about that?

I read many good reviews and recommendations about the Klipsch RP-160M and Wharfedale EVO4.2. What about those?
 

password1

Well-known Member
I doubt the 3000i series would be an upgrade to the LX.

The oberons are a higher level so should be an upgrade. i have no experience of oberons, those klipsch or wharfedales im afraid.

Are Canton, Elac, Fyne Audio, Kef and B & W available in your country?
 
I doubt the 3000i series would be an upgrade to the LX.

The oberons are a higher level so should be an upgrade. i have no experience of oberons, those klipsch or wharfedales im afraid.

Are Canton, Elac, Fyne Audio, Kef and B & W available in your country?

I reckon that some of them are definitely. I've seen those names in the shops.
 

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