The Wish List
As all things start with budget, so here's mine. I count in €, not $.
Building the room, including planning, getting permissions, architect, masonry, up to the level of wind and water proof: 15k
Interior room design including electrical wiring, lights, ceiling, chairs, cabinets, shakers, etc: 5k
main HT components: speakers, receiver, projector and screen: 5k
I know budget is thight, but it is what it is. I intend to stay (well) within the 25k total. I plan on achieving this by skipping most of the largest cost of all, external labour.
For the sound I was hoping to get me some Klipsch speakers such as:
2 Klipsch RF-52 mk2
1 Klipsch RC-52 mk2
2 Klipsch RS-42 mk2
1 Klipsch SW-450 (~ 1750€)
As it's hard to find a shop in Belgium that sells them and virtually impossible to find a listening room where I can actually hear them, I was hoping to get some input from you folks if this will be adequate for the room I have in mind. Suggestions are welcome
No idea as to what receiver I want.
Most important for me would be:
- 7.1 (or 7.2) I'm starting with a 5.1 setup but want to be able to upgrade. Would 2 subs make any sense in a room this size?
- 4K upscaling (future proofing myself as I won't upgrade it in the first 10 years)
- a plus would be app controllable (future proofing again) since I expect my receiver to be behind my seats and as such not controllable through the classic remote
I'm really doubting how much I want to spend on this. It seems that there are several good options at the kilobuck point, such as the BenQ W1070. I was wondering if it's worth to spend more than double to get me the Panasonic PT-AE8000 (in Europe it's called AT6000). I thought it might be wiser to get me a much cheaper but quite decent 1k€ projector, use it for a year of 3 (or 1 lifespan of the lamp) and then upgrade me to a 4K projector at that time.
so ~1000€ or 2300€ (pana)
Edit: Cathing up on the whole 16:9 vs 2.40:1 thing, Exploring all options CIH seems to be the best solution for me, implementing a 2.40:1 screen. So now I encountered the extra cost of the A-lens, Auch! ... OR I go with the Pana for the zoom, lose 25% of the 2400 lumens and have an enjoyable image on both sorts of image
This will be a DIY job, somewhere in the 92-100" range.
Will this be doable for ~ 300€ ?
Either way, I think I'll be able to stay on budget here. If I go for the 1k projector, there would be more to spend on the receiver (max 1k though) and speakers/sub(s)