Being a newbie in sound systems, I just made the jump from a 1-year old stereo system to a 5.1 home cinema:
- Stereo: Marantz PM6003 + Arcam rDAC + 2x Monitor Audio BX2 (chosen thanks to whathifi best buys, and very satisfied)
- HC: Marantz SR5008 + Monitor Audio Mass 5.1
Ok, I gained surround in movies, but I must say that I am very very disapointed by the general sound quality drop, which is very frustrating for music or even simple TV (sound is much less "powerfull" / sharp / clear... I don't know the technical words, but it's obvious to my untrained ears).
I don't know if this comes from lower quality DAC and/or Amp and/or speakers, but after some reading I suspect the main responsible are the speakers. Therefore I consider replacing the 2 small front speakers by 2 floor standers (e.g. MA BX5 or Q Accoustics 2050i) to improve Music/TV stereo sound, while keeping the rest of the MASS system (central + 2 surround + subwoofer) for surround in movies.
Does this plan make any sense? Do you think I will achieve a perceptible improvement? Or I am just about to make another mistake???
Thanks for your help!