Thanks, landroval. I am spending my current budget on the VSX-1014. So I am looking for an inexpensive set of speakers or maybe just a pair at this point. What do you think of the Mackie H624 speakers? I'm thinking of buying those first to replace my KEF C30s (which one of them is starting to act up after 15 years).
The Fluance isn't bad at all and the construction is not low quality. They are excellent budget speakers. I've purchased 2 sets as gifts and my nephews are loving it. We auditioned these sets at my home to see what they were all about because I'm not about to give away speakers that may tarnish "Uncle Bern's" name...that's what my nephews call me The construction was top notch and the finish is excellent. They stage quite impressively and sounds a little on the warm side but not dull, you can still pick out the sound of finger plucking on guitar strings quite nicely. The bass is a little muddy but should be remedied by a nice subwoofer.