So I have a bunch of towers in a 7.2 configuration running on my Pioneer VSX1121 AVR.
Front L/R: Monitor 70's
Center: Monitor 70
Side L/R: Monitor 50's
Rear L/R: Monitor 50's
Subs: PSW505's x 2
It sounds good. Gets plenty loud. It's a relaxed sound, treble is not too hot in my condo room which is mostly tile surprisingly, but I have a big rug and some curtains hanged to keep the resonance and echo and boominess down. I run my center a little hotter than the rest for movie purposes. I run my subs a little on the lower than normal side, simply because I like to turn the volume up in movies, and the subs at really high volume really start to chuff and flub around with the really low frequency bombs in some movies (not so much in music it seems, but movies seem to have the lowest of the low, like 15hz and 20hz and these PSW505's can't really do it). So I keep them a little lower so that even if I turn things up, they don't get too aggressive and clip all over the place (the subs I mean).
Overall I'm relatively happy with the current setup.
However, I'm wondering, can I go a little further? I have three of these big monitor 70 towers as my fronts an center. I love looking at them towering the room. And surrounding them are the two subs and four of the monitor 50 towers. Very pleasing to look at and listen to. Great surround. I leave them all uncovered too so I can see the drivers moving (guilty pleasure).
I guess the question is, do you think it would be worth while putting some 200+ watt monoblocks on those monitor 70's. Or would that basically not doing anything except slight difference in sound stage and coloration?