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Well here’s my thoughts on this system, sorry for any bluntness.
Matching brand speakers does nothing especially if they aren’t even from the same line. You might be closer to matching a B&W Center with the TSI towers than the Signature series center.
I don’t actually have a problem with the TSI towers if you are getting them for $250 a piece, but if you would like to take your system a step up, Chane A5.4 towers ($370 if the sale is still going on) or Emotiva T1’s ($350 a piece) are where I would head. Both of these brands are ID (Internet Direct) and cannot be found in stores. They cut down on prices by avoiding retail markup and provide better performing speakers for a lower price.
That receiver is decent, not at that price however. Instead head to Accessories4Less.com and pick up either a refurb 676 for $250 or Denon X(?)400H receiver (?=1-4 depending on how much you would like to spend. 1, 2, and 3 are true 7.2 receivers. (That Onkyo is 7.1) The 3 and 4 series get a better room correction and the 4 gets 11 channel processing with 9 Amplifed channels).
Next, the subwoofer. Run, don’t walk, from that subwoofer. If you think that one sounded good, boy do I have something for you. $600 right? For $600 you can get either a HSU VTF2 or Rythmik LV12F subwoofer and have money left over for some dinner to eat while listening to your new system.
Cables and wires. Head to amazon and grab yourself a roll of 14 Gauge Mediabridge OFC wire. And some banana plugs. Doesn’t matter what brand, they all work. Cheaper is usually just as good as super expensive tbh. Don’t get anything from Best Buy. I hate Best Buy. Everyone should hate Best Buy and their overpriced electronics and idiotic salesmen.
Have fun :P