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AVR upgrade from Yamaha RX-V773

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Hi everyone, I've come over from the two channel side of the fence.

 

We watch a lot of movies with the kids so I thought I'd try 5.1 sound. We are loving it but it's not a balanced system by any means:

 

Front: Dynaudio Focus 160

Front amp: Cyrus 8DAC

Centre: Old Gale gold Monitor

Rear: Polk OWM3 (non negotiable as white and invisible on high)

Sub: Legend Kurlo

AVR: Yamaha RX-V773

 

I had everything already, except the Yamaha, and the rears that were deemed acceptable by my wife.

 

I bought the Yamaha second hand for $200, totally because it had pre-outs.

 

I'm looking for a used Dynaudio centre that can fit in the shelves under the TV.

 

So my question is, what else can I change that will make a reasonable difference?

 

Thanks everyone

 

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I have a Focus 200C that would match your Focus 160's. Nice to see someone running Dyns and Cyrus gear!

 

If possible please keep whichever centre speaker you use out of confined spaces like in shelves or cabinets (on top is OK). I previously had mine in a entertainment unit shelf and it lacked effect. Once I moved it to open space on top of the entertainment unit the sound and experience was massively improved.

Edited by Huntsman

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Your AVR has pre outs so you know what does it mean. You can add stereo integrated or 3 or 5ch power amp and set all speakers to large/full range.  

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