Right now my setup consists of:
Harman Kardon 2600(65wattsx7)
Monitor 40s as fronts
Sony satellites as surround
I only have one speaker setup so I'm looking for a 50/50 music/HT setup. I'm much more concerned about quality on the music side of things. I know the 70s will overpower the CS1 but I listen to music with center and surround turned off. As the 2600 doesn't have pre-outs I'm looking for a setup that will "round out" this receiver and one day end up as a pure home theater setup (CS2, 40s as rears, projector, etc). But until I have the space to have a separate music only setup this is my only possibility.
So my questions:
Will the 2600 give the M70s enough power if it is only pushing those two speakers, or would a cheaper M60 give me the same sound quality for music?
Do I even bother upgrading? The M40s do sound great. How much of a sound upgrade am I looking at by simply adding the M70s?
Is it worth the money to consider upgrading from the Monitor line to something like the RTiA7? I wont be purchasing a receiver any time soon so I don't want to waste much potential of higher end speakers.
Thanks in advance if anyone has experience with a similar setup.