I'm putting together a home theater room, but am budgeting myself to roughly $1000/month until I am satisfied with a completed project... room aesthetics and seating/etc comes first along with the front speakers. Once the room is complete, then comes the other 5 speakers, receiver, subwoofer, projector, screen, then a celebratory cigar.
Goal: To create a comfortable and relaxing room for guests to enjoy themselves in. When the AV Equipment is off, It should still be a comfortable room for 6 or so people hang out in.
The more and more thought I put into it though, it slowly is turning towards a dedicated HT which I'm somewhat trying to avoid.
Opting for a bar/counter behind the front seats for people to sit & eat/drink/whatever..
Still need to figure out something for a corner bar/hutch for drinks, ice maker, etc.
I'd like to comfortably sit 5 to 6 people in the front/main row. I'd like to be able to find a curved leather couch that can accomplish this as I don't like the idea of individual chairs/seats (although it was all I could find in SketchUp's 3D warehouse).
I also need to figure out where the small Equipment rack is going.
The room is:
16' x 17'6"
8' side walls, with a 10' peak in center
I'm currently using a Mitsubishi 72" TV which will be the very last thing to replace and move to a projector.
Screen: 133" (roughly), possibly SMX if I decide to go all out, otherwise a Monoprice fixed 16:9
Receiver: Denon 3312CI (Denon fanboy, and I'd like preouts in case I ever get the itch to pick up some amps)
Subwoofer: Unknown (maybe SVS-something)
Speakers: 7.1 (see below)
I've had my heart set on a Klipsch RF package for a long time:
For a room this size, would it be beneficial to spend a little extra and get the RF-82II's? I don't want to spend over double for the center channel to upgrade to the RC-64II at a ridiculous price and don't like the idea of having gigantic booming 8" woofers for mains, then as the sound sweeps the soundstage, it tries to project from the smaller RC-62II woofers... I can't imagine it would be as seamless as going 62II all across..
Secondly, should I consider the RS-62II's? I'd assume because of the close proximity to the seating and being on surround duty, that the RS-52II's would be just fine.
Anyways, I'll update as I progress, ordering 250' 12AWG speaker wire from monoprice tonight and the two mains as well if I can decide between the 62's & 82's.
As always, comments, criticism, ideas, and answers are very welcome and much appreciated!
Note: I spent about an hour throwing together this SketchUp model, and it's in rough shape but should give you an idea of what I'm kinda aiming for.