Bought a new house in October 2012 and finally getting around to installing some HT equipment in it. For right now, it's mostly stuff that I had laying around already and for now, I'm focusing on the main Living Room. After that is done, then I'll actually work on the media room upstairs that is currently being used for storage (blashpemy, I know).
The Living Room is 15' W x 19' L x 24' tall. Basically, a two story room with a balcony from the game room overlooking it. This past Friday, I installed 2 Monoprice 6.5" in-wall speakers for the front channels. This weekend, I'll be installing the remaining 2 speakers (same) for the rear channels as well as a Monoprice 5.25" center channel. The amp is a Denon AVR-1612 with a Samsung 50" plasma that looks tiny on such a huge wall, but seems about right when watching it from the couch or recliner.
The subwoofer is a cheap Sony sub from a HTIB from almost 20 years ago. It sounds terrible, doesn't put out enough volume for such a tall space, so it will be replaced this weekend as well. So if you have any recommendations for what size, powered, unpowered, etc. in the $400 range, I'd love to hear some options.
Here is a few pics of the progress so far. Haven't reinstalled the baseboard yet as I still have rear speakers to run.
And if you're wondering why I didn't run wiring while the house was being built, it's mainly because my construction manager was a jerk and really didn't feel like doing it, so they made the price ridiculous and then told me that they weren't flexible with where I could place the outlets. So I figured I'll do it myself and do it exactly how I want it.