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Weakest link
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Had my curent system for about 4-5 years now and starting to think about the first upgrade. I have MA RS5 fronts, GSL CR centre and RXFX rears along with a Pioneer SC-LX82 receiver. I'm wondering which I should look at to make a worthwhile upgrade?

I watch Blu Rays and Sky HD most of the time but would like to listen to a fair bit of music too (streaming would be nice)

Any help would be appreciated

Samsung 55Inch TV, Pioneer SC-LX82 Receiver, Panasonic 460 Blu Ray player, Monitor Audio Radius R270 fronts, Apex A40 centre, RX-FX rears, Virgin Tivo box, Sony Xperia Z3 phone + Z2 Tablet.

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RE: Weakest link

What about a sub?

IMO it makes a big difference to watching movies - especially the really low frequency 'rumble'.

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RE: Weakest link

Yes, a subwoofer will make the biggest difference to your system.

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RE: Weakest link

Have invested in a Dali E-12F sub (secondhand) and I'm very impressed! Now thinking about replacing those RS5 fronts - looking at MA R270HDs as they're now less than half price at many Hifi dealers and they're more compact. Would they be a good match for the rest of the system and more importantly, would they be an upgrade sonically from the RS5s?

Samsung 55Inch TV, Pioneer SC-LX82 Receiver, Panasonic 460 Blu Ray player, Monitor Audio Radius R270 fronts, Apex A40 centre, RX-FX rears, Virgin Tivo box, Sony Xperia Z3 phone + Z2 Tablet.

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RE: Weakest link

If you want to upgrade the fronts i'd be looking at Gold series to match your centre I'd have thought.

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Monitor Audio RSFX rears
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