Time to upgrade my speakers?
It occurred to me, with all the replacing and recycling of HT components I've done of late, that I've stuck with the same speakers for 17 years.
That's not a typo folks. My B&W 600 series 3 speakers are reaching antique status; and it's testament to how well they've performed that I've kept them for so long. They still sell for a reasonable price on the 'bay, too.
Since it's generally accepted that upgrading speakers offers the greatest improvement in any system, hi-fi or HT, I'm thinking seriously about options. The question is, which speakers should I shortlist?
They would be partnered with a Yamaha RX-A810 receiver. To complicate matters, the centre speaker will need to fit in my AV cabinet, which I'm not replacing, as I absolutely love it. The centre speaker needs to be no wider than 48cm, which is a pain, as it rules out certain options that appeal, KEFs especially.
I'm only looking at replacing the front three channels, with a possible subwoofer upgrade in mind when I move some time in the next year. My budget for the front three speakers would be £500-750. I'm happy to consider standmount or floorstanding L&R speakers.
All suggestions greatly welcomed.