Recently returned to audio - Advice on Upgrades
Hi, I've recently rekindled my love of sound after a very long absence. A little history. My last " real " system was a much loved Rotel RC 2000, with all the bells and whistles, integrated amp, huge power amp, graphic eq, it truly was a monster, partnered with some bose something or other and some huge floorstanders ( I can't remember the make for the life of me ) and I still hate to be apart from it, but it gave up the ghost a long time ago. Since then a lot of one box solutions have pretty much filled the gap but never satisfied, still I was away a lot.
Currently it's a bit " Brick and Brack "
AV - Yamaha RX-V420RDS
Blueray - Playstation 3
CD & DVD - Pioneer DV-636D
Centre - Tannoy SFX 5.1 Speaker
Rear - Yamaha NS-P220 from a 5.1 system
I've just purchased some Monitor Audio Silver 5i to use as Front Speakers. I fell in love with these some years ago when I read a Whathifi review.
The advice I need is -
What is the best way to wire the Monitor Speakers to my Amp ? They are bi-wire able.
What is a good, budget speaker cable to use ? Which ends need terminating ( and with which, banana or spade ) ?
Replacement Rear speaker advice within £200
I like to " Feel " my music, not from bass but I like plenty of power, weight and scale to my audio. I like to be totally immersed in my chosen medium and often am. My system is primarily used for games ( PS3 & XBox ), Blu-Ray, CD and then DVD. In that order. As stated previous This is a Brick and Brack system and I am looking at replacing each unit as time goes on, so advice on which items you would replace, what order would be best, why, cost of items, what sound they may deliver.
Thats pretty much it, be kind.