Originally Posted by TX Duce
5. Listening habits:
I want to hear everything in movies as well as audio. If there is bass involved...I want to feel it. High volumes will be listened to about 15% of the time. I have concert DVD’s that need high volume. Led Zep and others require it. It’s just me but why not? You only live once.
8. It's the Engineer in me. I'm a Mechanical Engineer with a high interest in the dark side (EE).
9. ]Powered or providing an amp[/B]: I have a NAD I can use for my amp. Old school but when it’s powered would imagine it would give a bonner anything powered. Self powered has it's advantages too. Either one.
In the simple, based on your above, your budget isn't even in the ballpark. Just saying.
Based on your above credentials, your stated goal and budget, I don't think you will be made happy due to the limitations your budget puts on the end game. Again, just saying.
One last point, this is not the type of forum where an EE or mechanical engineer can be expected to find bliss. This is the type of forum where an engineer can expect to find frustration, upon frustration, upon frustration. This is the type of forum where the layperson (that's me) finds bliss. Once again, just saying.
Over the time I've been here, I have found subwoofers to be the most vexing and enigmatic speaker purchase one will add to one's Home Theater system.
"Yeah though I walk through the valley of LFE, I fear no room analyzer."
(Just saying, "You have been warned.")