Recommended AV Receiver and centre speaker for my B&W speakers
HI everyone, First post here, i would like some advise please, i'm currently looking to build my first HT system and need a bit of advice on matching up some of the equipment i've got. I currently run an old Philips CRT TV through a Nad 302 amp with a pair of B&W 602 s3 speakers connected. I acquired a Panasonic 3D Blu Ray Recorder last year (DMR-BWT720) hence the need to update my equipment to fully utilize the recorder. The TV i'm probably going to get is a LG 42LA690V Now initially i plan to just add a center speaker and possibly a subwoofer to the set up, 3.1 so to speak, this is where i could do with some advice/recommendations. First off is getting hold of a centre speaker to match my other speakers, doing some research it seems that the B&W LCR60 s3 is the best match, but looking at the dimensions, this is going to be a problem in that it will be too large to accommodate. The other option is the B&W CC6 s2 Which dimensionally is better for me, but apparently does not sonically match my current speakers. Has anyone had any experience with this match? I'm no audiophile so would i really notice a difference to spoil my enjoyment? Next is getting an AV receiver to best compliment these speakers, as said above i would only be running a 3.1 set up so a 5.1 AV receiver would be sufficient. I also like to listen to music through CD and turntable, i am aware that i will have to purchase a separate pre-amp for the turn table, so bearing in mind my love of music are some brands better at this than others? My budget would be appx. only £300 for the AV. Lastly is the subwoofer, would i actually need one with this speaker configuration? If so any recommendations on matching this possible set up? Sorry if there seems to be a lot of questions, but this is my first step into HT and as i'm on a limited budget, i don't want to make any obvious mistakes. Thanks in advance for any info.