I'm starting with a clean slate, here's what I'd like:
-Spacious, immersive sound (is a surround system necessary?)
-Effortless bass down to 25-30hz
-Excellent room correction and some form of dynamic volume to permit engaging late night low-volume listening
-Non-fatiguing tonal balance (can't stand bright/screechy noises)
-HDMI or optical from Apple TV and Boxee Box, will be streaming lossless audio files from my laptop and phone
-15' x 20', enclosed by three walls, opens into an eat in kitchen on the fourth side
Looking to get:
Speakers (in order of preference):
-Magnepan MMG - $600/pair direct
-Martin Logan Motion 12 - $800/pair Newegg
-Boston Acoustics A360 - $400/pair
-Infinity P362 - $200-400/pair
or should I get similarly priced bookshelves instead? If so, which ones?
Receiver (~$500 unit with Audyssey MultEQ XT from here
or other - what will drive the MMGs well?
Polk PSW-505 (~$200 on Amazon)
or other? (SVS, HSU etc - good place to order online?)
-Is it better to get two PSW-505s or a single unit that costs twice as much?
Total ~$1100-1500, although I can stretch to $2500 if I will get significantly better sound quality. Will appreciate any help/feedback. Thanks!