SDA-2 in HT system or start from scratch
Is the SDA-2 a good set of speakers to build an HT system around. Here's my situation. I have a pair of the SDA's, an equally old CS100 and two bookshelf speakers RM-?? for 'effects' (btw I don't see effect speakers being used anymore..) together with a pair of Atlantic speakers for rears. My SSP is an old Yam. DSP A-1000 7.1. It's from the pre-Dolby Digital days.
I've seen the following advertised for $1700: rti12's (2), CSi5,psw505,fxi5's(2) +yamaha rxv995. Q: (1) I don't think I would use the Y receiver, it's 5.1 but how would you rate the speakers for HT. Dynamite? Decent?.
OR should I proceed to build anew around the SDA-2's instead. If so any quick suggestions on what to get from centers and rears. Once again thanks for your advice.
You guys were right on with the advice!
I upgraded my SS to a Yam. 2700 with 140W per ch. What a difference to the SDA2's. You were right, these are terrific HT speakers given the right amps. I am sure they can be better but what I have now just blows me away. With the right material I'm not sure that a sub is needed. I was watching 'Dragonheart' the other day and when the dragon roared those bass radiators made me jump.
So I'm thinking my first step should be to get the csi5's. I am hearing my rears for the first time in 15 years, so perhaps that should wait to get upgraded. I was thinking of starting afresh with new fronts, so thanks for your advice here.