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.