I'd second that. If I were someone looking to spend a significant amount of money to have someone build/install home theater components, I would definitely want references and a history of similar installations that have already been performed. I know it sounds like we are trying to disuade you from this, which isn't the case, there is just a lot more involved than just reading about it. I am definitely a novice compared to many on this forum, but there are many things that I picked up that could only be learned from trial and error. The forum is a great place to start, but nothing can replace experience.
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