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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, Marantz SR 7009 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, Marantz SR 7009 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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