Not sure if my thread title makes sense or not. It's a question coming from a guy who hasn't looked at new speakers in over ten years (see my signature). If I remember correctly, I spent between $1500-$2000 on my complete speaker setup. I picked Polk's RT series because I thought they were the best value at the time.
Would it be your opinion that speakers in this price range have gotten significantly better in the past decade, or do you feel that the speaker quality/components have gotten worse to save money (just like many other things in the marketplace). And I'm not specifically talking about Polk either - just speakers in general.
I know the obvious answer is to go to the store and take a listen, but I wanted to ask the opinion of some of you who keep up with the current technologies/speakers on a regular basis. Plus, I'm not sure that I could tell a real difference unless I brought speakers home and tried them side-by-side.
The reason I'm asking is that probably sometime in the next few years I'm going to want something new/better. Will I be able to get something significantly better for that same $1500 price point, or should I stick with what I have because "they don't build them like they used to"? ;)