What else have you heard or liked? On one hand ID brands have a reputation for superb value, otoh, once they get in your home the sale is 95% finished. Curiously, what receiver will drive them?
IIRC, you have a modest room, with XBR crt?
Anyways, once that set gets in your room, its over. It'll blow that htib the hell out of the water. Should be fun! I think even the wife might feel better about her reluctant approval!
If you really want to make sure, I would audition speakers, etc. If and when you find the model you really like, find a way to be able to take them for in-home audition. Time this audition with the SVS arrival. Well, its just an idea... keep us updated...
After two years of listening to tiny Curtis HTIB 5.0 (40W) speaker system and a (40W) powered sub w/ my VSX-816k Pioneer Receiver, I'm taking the plunge into better speakers. This has been a very long and time consuming process. The hardest part was/has been convincing the wife of the need to spend upwards of a grand on speakers and auditioning the speakers, when the current Curtis speakers still work - LoL.
So here is the speakers I'm going with;
* SVS SBS-01 - L/R and Surrounds
* SVS SCS-01 - Center Channel
* SVS PB10-NSD - Sub
The Total package price w/ shipping will be about $1,187.43
Any thoughts or comments welcomed,