I am hoping that the experienced members of this forum can help a noob out. I am looking to upgrade my existing home theater speakers. Right now, I have all Sony speakers (no laughing, please), and I am looking at upgrading. I have read a lot of good things about Axiom speakers. I have also read (and heard, from a co-worker) a lot of good things about Polk speakers.
The room size is approximately 13' x 13' x 8'. Usage would include daily TV viewing, DVD movies, and some music listening. My budget is right around $2000. I have a Yamaha RX-V2500 receiver (130W x 7), and a Sony 61" RPTV. Here are the two systems that I am thinking about putting together.
Polk Audio RTi10 (Main) $ 849.98
Polk Audio CSi5 (Center) $ 359.99
Polk Audio RTi6 (Surround) $ 339.99
Polk Audio PSW505 (Sub) $ 449.99
B-Tech BT77 Brackets $ 59.99
Axiom M60ti (Main) $ 900.00
Axiom VP150 (Center) $ 385.00
Axiom QS8 (Surround) $ 500.00
Axiom EP350 (Sub) $ 650.00
Metal Brackets $ 74.00
Total (less 5% discount) $2383.55
I have read that people are suggesting to try out the speakers, but I really don't want to pay return shipping. I am hoping that folks here will have some opinions about either system, or experiences to share.
Thanks in advance.