I have already bought a Dayton 15" Ultimax kit from PE with a iNuke 3000dsp, cables and a Cleanbox Pro. I am planning to add a second sub sometime in the near future(before end of summer). Right now I am trying to figure out what I want to replace my LCR with. I started my journey looking at building a set of Khanspires with a Khancenter. I am still open to them, but was worried my Yamaha would not be sufficent for them. Currently I am looking at going with a Fusion 12 and Fusion 8 mtm combo. I will eventually replace the full set of surrounds and add the front presence as well. If I go with the Fusions I will either use a Fusion 6 or a Volt 8 for the surrounds.
I have about $1500 left in my budget, but that is flexible up to maybe $2k not including the second sub. I am a capable woodworker, but can be a bit lazy and lean toward flat-packs. I am horrible at anything electronic, but one of my best friends is the electronics guy on an offshore rig. No issues for him. I have a fairly well stocked shop with table saw, routers and such.
I am not as much looking for super loud as I am clarity. Loud is a bonus though. I am open to suggestions, critiques and questions. I am sure I have left out some pertinent information that will help the gurus here guide me further.
Don't get me wrong. I like my Heresy's, but I can't see how speakers that were made before the advent of home theater would be ideal for that situation? I had originally started this journey looking to upgrade them. When I saw what the costs of refurbishing to modern standards were, I started looking at new gear. When I narrowed my decision down to what I listed, i decided to post and ask questions. I am definitely open to other suggestions. I initially looked at the Statements, but their need to be off the wall makes them hard for me to use in my living room. I moved to the Khans because they were much more friendly in that aspect, but they are a bit more complicated build. With all of the recent threads about how good the Tempests sound, I started leaning that way.
I also want to clarify my volume statement. I definitely listen loud, but clear is more of a priority. Clear and loud is even better. I typically watch action movies somewhere in the -5 to -15 dbs range on my Yamaha. I try to limit it to that since my surrounds are not designed for much more than that. I will say I have seen +10dbs watching Cream:Reunion and Pink Floyd Pulse.
I guess what I should have said is I want new gear. I listed my old gear for comparison and as a bit of a guide. I am sorry for being a bit confusing. I posted after reading the the first 6 or so pages of posts and was looking for some more direct guidance. I hope this helps the gurus here to give me a bit more help.