Looking for some help with a bit of an upgrade quandary. My current system is:
Roksan Caspian Integrated Amp
Roksan Caspian 5 channel power Amp
Yamaha DSP-E800 surround processor
Squeezebox touch and M2Tech Young DAC
It’s the speakers that are causing me think….I currently have:
KEF Q35 (1990s) as my main speakers – and they are bi-amped. My rears and centres are some old Gale speakers purchased as a cheap experiment in to 5 channel AV about 10 years ago. I also have a Yamaha sub (purchased when I got the Gales). The sub is due an upgrade and I listened to a friends BK Electronics XXLS400 which impressed me. My system is mainly used for music (about 70%) but movie via bluray is getting more frequent.
Here is my quandary – I am quite happy with my KEF Q35’s as my main speaker, but I realise they are old and I could probably do a lot better – and would probably take a look at changing them in the next 2-3 years.
It’s the centre and rears that need changing but what to get? Do I just get some “cheapie” (ex-dem or old model) KEF rears and centre to match my KEF Q35s? If so what ones to choose? Would an iQ60c centre be ok? Or do I get some more current and expensive KEFs for the rears and centres, but lock myself into a KEF upgrade path for the fronts?
Or the big question – do I look at the complete system now and go for one of the AV speaker packages – I am quite taken with the Monitor Audio RX silver package. If I am replacing the whole lot now then I guess my budget would be about £2.5k
Thanks for any help you can offer