New receiver or amp?

bcp0046bcp0046 Posts: 8
New here, and don’t know much about surround sound systems. I bought random speakers, and a receiver about 12 years ago, and wanted some opinions on how/if I should upgrade anything. I’m currently running:

Center: Polk CS1 (considering upgrading to CS2, or any other suggestions?)
Front: Polk T90e (monitor 60 equivalent I think)
Bookshelf: RTi4
Receiver: Harmon Kardon AVR 130
Sub: MTX Audio- SW2

Do I need a better receiver, or can I just add an amp? Any make/model recommendations? TIA

Comments

  • daboyzdaboyz Posts: 5,043
    Budget?
    HT - Polk Lsi9, Lsi7, LsiC, Marsh A200s, B&K ST-1430, Pioneer Elite BDP 62FD, Marantz SR7008, Martin Logan Dynamo, NHT CS-10, Mogami 3103 speaker wire, Mogami 2534 IC

    mini HT - Samsung 46" 3D TV + 3D Blu ray player, HK AVR 254, Infinity SL40, Audioengine B1
  • dromundsdromunds Posts: 8,864
    Does your HK receiver have “pre-outs“ on the back?
  • daboyzdaboyz Posts: 5,043
    dromunds wrote: »
    Does your HK receiver have “pre-outs“ on the back?

    If I remember correctly, Don, the 1 series does not have preouts. You had to go to the 2 series and above.
    HT - Polk Lsi9, Lsi7, LsiC, Marsh A200s, B&K ST-1430, Pioneer Elite BDP 62FD, Marantz SR7008, Martin Logan Dynamo, NHT CS-10, Mogami 3103 speaker wire, Mogami 2534 IC

    mini HT - Samsung 46" 3D TV + 3D Blu ray player, HK AVR 254, Infinity SL40, Audioengine B1
  • dromundsdromunds Posts: 8,864
    Sounds like he can’t simply add an amp to the HK. Brings it back to budget, indeed
  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 6,590
    No preouts on that HK. Need a beefier receiver for that setup. Budget is key!
    Living Room 2.1: Dynaudio Contour 1.3mkii; Martin Logan Grotto sub; Musical Fidelity A308; Cambridge Azur 851N
    Game Room HT: Denon AVR-X4200w; Definitive Technology SM350; Definitive Technology LCR2000; Definitive Technology Procinema 800; Mirage Nanasats; Sub - HSU VTF-2 MK5
    Master Bedroom
    Cambridge Azur 551r; Definitive Technology SM45; ACI Titan Subwoofer; Squeezebox Touch
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