I am about to move house and want to upgrade a few bits and add a subwoofer. Given that Blu-ray won over HD-DVD, I will shortly get a Blu-ray player but will make do with the PS3 for now. What I am looking to change first is the surround Amp. I am also looking to simplify my system from a set up perspective so that I get decent video switching (choice of 2x HDMI outs needed). I have moved slowly from an all music system to a Movie system, hence the mix of stuff below. Music is still important to us, so the Amp needs to be good at that as well. I have looked at the Onkyo ones but am concerned that the music side of things will let me down. I have a couple of hundred DVD's so upscaling would be nice.
Next few purchases are going to be (in this order)
- New surround amp (£1500 max)
- Sub (£1000 max)
- Add extra rear/side speakers
Also on the list:
- Consider new fronts
- Match new centre to new fronts
- HD PJ will also be added at some point
- Good Blu-ray player when happy with the offerings.
Can anyone please help me plan this set up? We move house in a couple of months so it will all be fitted in a nice new pad, and I will then consider getting it properly calibrated. What Amp / Sub / Speakers?
I am currently running the following set up:
Sim2 Domino 35
Pioneer PDP428XD 42"
Front Centre Linn Centrik
Fronts Linn Keilidhs
Rears M&K K4 tripoles
Virgin Cable Hi-Def
Pioneer AX5 driving centre and rears
Fronts Bi-Amped through Linn LK140's