Monitor 40s, TSi100 or TSi200?
First time poster here. I need a recommendation about which speaker to get. My HT setup is the following:
fronts - Monitor 5jr+ (from ~1988)
center - CS10
surround - TSi100, (spare R15's not currently used)
AVR - Denon 1603
TV - Sony KDF-E50
The space I have is a 10' long built-in cabinet/bookcase unit where the 5jr+s can only lay on their side. The TSi100's are also in the bookshelf because wiring them in a rear location is not feasible right now. So my question is, would you recommend I keep the setup I have now, move to another pair of TSi100s for the fronts (upright), or move up to the Monitor 40 or TSi200s which I will have to lay on their side (less than ideal, but space dictates this).
Comparing the sound of the TSi100s to the 5jr+, I prefer the TSi's slightly warmer and less "airy"/tighter sound. But the 5jr+ does sound a little louder, as I guess it should since it's about 2x bigger. Local stores carry the 100/300/400 but not the TSi200 so I would have to mailorder those at total cost of ~$350. Amazon has the Monitor 40 for $200+shipping but would these be a good match to my center and sats? So I can't audition whether the larger speaker on its side would sound better than the smaller one upright. Maybe someone here can comment from personal experience. I was actually ready to give away the 5jr+ because I hadn't used them in years but decided at the last minute to give them another try.