From here, I still wanted more. I ordered my Onkyo TX-NR709 receiver and was looking around for other speakers and subwoofers. My dad had an old Klipsch KSW-100 that he gave me, but after mentioning it in a few threads I learned that it definitely needed to be replaced as well. So, I began searching around for one of those, too.
In the mean time, I came across some more Polk speakers, priced VERY well. I ended up buying:
-RTi8 towers (2)
-RTi4 bookshelf (2)
I sold the M10s from the other set I bought, and contemplated about keeping both the RTi6 and RTi4 and going 7.1 ...after much debate, a lot of reading + researching, and talking with other members, I decided to go with 7.1 even though my room may not have been ideal for it. I figured I had the speakers anyway, so why not? My biggest influence on the entire build can be found here: http://www.avforums.com/forums/membe...s-av-room.html
This room is extremely similar in size to mine, and has the style I was going for. I spoke with Dave through several PMs, picked his brain, and took his advice. I cannot thank him enough...Dave I hope you read this thread at some point!
I ordered Pinpoint AM40 mounts for the RTi6 and decided to put the RTi4 on a shelf on my back wall. It took me awhile to decide where everything would go, since there is a closet door on one side of the room and a window on the other. My surrounds ended up being placed a little farther back than ideal (about 6"-1' behind listening position), but at correct ear height.
The rears are currently placed very high (basically at the ceiling), but I still may move them down --> the problem is that they would be in front of a window (they are above it now). I did not know if having a curtain + empty space behind the speaker is a bad thing, compared to having it against the wall. Any help/input on this matter is greatly appreciated!
For now, I am happy with what I have going. I ended up ordering an Outlaw EX subwoofer when they had their $550 shipped sale. They are backordered until Feb 27th, so I am still waiting. I consider myself to be "almost done" at this point. The future will hopefully contain a handful of acoustic panels, and an Emotiva XPA-3 amplifier for my fronts + center. I also need to paint the shelf that my RTi4 rears are on...and again, I may move it down and place the speakers in front of that window, but need opinions on this!
I hope some of you may have been interested in this build/thread. I cannot give enough thanks to this forum. I have probably made so many countless, repeated threads that it annoyed many people, but everyone stayed friendly and helpful. Here are some pics of the room as it sits now...let me know what ya think!