Lots of action today, thank you gentlemen!!
I think the suggestion that Mark makes, which is the same as the original plan Matt and I intended, is likely what I will do as far as number of surrounds is concerned... Two sets of sides and a pair of rears, for a total of 6. I will try to get a rough diagram up tomorrow as well. As others have said, I am hiring folks to help..Dennis Erskine for one, and Mark to calibrate and setup with me if time allows him. I could, in all probability, build three moe sentinels to use as surrounds and be totally happy, but then I'm nuts so you know that isn't going to happen.
The cost of surrounds doesn't bother me at this point, its more making sure I get the layout of them right and covering the room optimally. The only thing I am thinking about in my head right now from a savings standpoint would be to unload the 4594 in the surrounds and go with the 4550. In all likelyhood, I could do taht with the seos24/TD15M combo adn cross to 800hz or so and never know the difference but have saved $2500. I agree with Tux's assesment of the potential of the sos24, coverage is maximized. If we go at this thing and end up in a mess with surrounds, I can certainly experiment with other solutions and I'm sure there would be no shortage of folks on avs who would like a grat deal on some SEOS24/TD15M cabinets
I have admittedly not talked to Dennis in weeks and have to finalize my agreement with him. Construction at my house is just so slow. One day it looks like four weeks from complet eand the next day 8 weeks. The "bunker" will be poured soon, so I am waiting on that to give Dennis the exact dimensions down to the fraction, so layout treatment, etc are all optimized.
Erich, great news on the 24's , can't wait to see how they measure!
Coctostan, Mark, I tend to agre with you guys and woill likely stay with the larger format surrounds, just trying to get as much help as possible to ensure it goes as good as it could.
Matt, you've come to know me too well:D
HFguy, check out the BMS group buy thrad in this sectin, all the info is there for the buy. I can email you the list and info if you pm meyour email address