I have a couple of newbie questions regarding my system set-up. My current system is this:
Onkyo SR605 Receiver
Polk PSW505 Sub
Polk RTI10s Front
Polk CSI5 Center
Polk R15 X 4 Rear Surrounds
My room is about 20 X 20
I have two questions:
1. I am currently running a 7.1 system but don't notice much of a difference between 7.1 and 5.1. Also, my placement of my back speakers have to be in the back anyway (can't put any to the side). Would it make sense to just use two surrounds and go to 5.1 so as to free up power receiver power to the other speakers (particularly the RTI10s)? This would also allow me to bi-wire my two fronts.
2. Would my system benefit much from upgrading the rear surrounds to the matching surrounds which are FXi5s? I am on a tight budget and only plan to upgrade the surrounds if it will make a big difference.
Thanks in advance for any replies!