I have a contractor coming to help accelerate some of the framing, drywall and drop ceiling.
I remain hung up on the wides/heights or just 7.2 with good acoustic absorption/diffusion in the right places. I do not like direct localized sound so Shawn at the Erskine group is going to get a shot at convincing me I only need 7.2 and the right layout/acoustics for amazing immersion.
My equipment has been sourced as follows:
Marantz Av8801 preamp
Mcintosh MC275 VI tube for front L&R
Mcintosh MC205 for center and surrounds
Oppo 105 - digital source
JA Mitchell Gyrodec SEduction turntable - Analog source
3 Sonus faber Venere 3.0 matched LCR speakers
4 sonous faber Venere walls or 4 PSB imagine S Dipoles (ordered both, will try and see)
2 SVS SB13 Ultra sealed subs
Sony HW50ES projector
Panamorph UH480 lens and ATH1 motorized slide
Center Stage XD 158" 2:35 to 1 AT Screen
Palliser Bullet Chairs
Either Audioquest or Kimble Kables
Exciting times, I got about 2 months left to get it all together! And a 2nd baby on the way in August!