Very soon I will be upgrading my speakers to a pair of song towers, song center and surround 1's.
I will be selling my current speakers, though keeping my HSU STF-2 for a bit until I order a rythmik sub(or 2).
In the mean time i have been looking to upgrade my Denon 3808, sometime this summer.
I am very much a 50/50 movie/music guy. The Denon is a nice unit and all, but I got it far before I got my OPPO BluRay player and it was just a place holder for the future. i no longer need the Denon to do the decoding of the highres movie audio, and can have the OPPO do it and send it via analog.
This has brought me to look at older, much higher end, sperates than looking to newer, 'bang for the buck' seperates, since I am looking at the same price anyways. I would rather pay for better sound, especially for music.
Has anyone used the HTS 7.1, the Anthem D1, or the Arcam FMJ AV9 with Song Towers, or even any Salk speakers at all? I list these as all can be had at under $2k used, and have been rated highly as a combo for music and movie lovers.
I would be using the digital out from a Squeezebox Duet receiver to the digital in of the processor to do the digital to analog converting. SACD/DVD-A and CD would be in the OPPO(CD via digital out). How about the Krell, Arcam or Anthem in general?
I really like the Anthem for how it is easy to upgrade, and have read some impressive results from ARC(cheap feature that can easily be added) from people and journalists that swear they have never liked any room or speaker correction before using ARC.