Originally Posted by xoulu
My ideal speaker build is the Klipsch RF-82 II home theater system. If you have other suggestions such as better speakers please let me know.
1. Since it only comes with 2 surround speakers, can I add two more surround speakers on the sides to complete a 7.1?
If you can get matching speakers for those channels, yes. If not identical, look at similar models from Klipsch...
2. Will I benefit anything by adding another SW-115 sub? Where should I place this second sub if I do decide to get it? One in the front while other in the rear? Front and side? Both front? Both rear? What has worked best with your experiences?
Yes, although you may wait to see how the system performs before you add another one. A second sub will help smooth out the bass response as you don't have to push as much volume out of a single location. Both should probably be in the same end of the room, but there's a lot of experimenting you can to see what works best for your room.
What are some good amps for my setup?
Should I have a multi channel amp to run the speakers? While two mono amps to run the subs?
Or just one multi channel amp to run speakers and sub?
Many subwoofers are self-powered these days, and multi-channel amps can work very well. Look at the Emotiva and Outlaw products for excellent values on amps.
Now I am new to this whole speaker wire stuff... I want the best cables for my equipment so if anyone can suggest that would be great.
I know that Monster makes great HDMI cables but are there any out there that is better?
No, they make well-made, but very expensive cables. From a performance standpoint, they won't make a bit of difference compared to uber-cheap cables as long as they meet the specs.
Use Monoprice instead. Save a bundle.
What are you using to connect your speakers to your amps? What are you using to connect your subs to your amps?
What are you using to connect your amps to your receivers?
Since I will be moving into a home how would you recommend me to hide the wires?
Monoprice wires everywhere except for a 35' long HDMI cable (Blue Jeans), but would probably just use a Monoprice Redmere cable if I started today.
Lots of ways to hide wires depending on what access you have in the basement/attic around the room. Other possibilities are to run them behind baseboards or crown moldings. Use in-wall rated cables (CL2 / CL3) for that sort of work.