Hi Steve and Phil, hows it going? Glad you got the thread restarted. Would like to have a get together some day. Your system is awesome Phil (really sick equipment)!
Steve, did you ever sell your speakers?
Have you guys made any changes to your systems?
As far as my project, gosh.. I am installing a whole house system. My basement is not finished so no way to start on a theater!
Here is what I have done so far (slowly)...
-=What is Done=-
We became a Crestron dealer, so I was able to get a PRO2 processor. It is currently controlling 10 Marantz SR6001 receivers, an Onkyo TXNR807, and an old Onkyo HTR5208. It is also controlling sources: Squeezebox Receiver, Insignia BRD player w/Netflix, Roku Netflix player, Boxee PC, 2 Dish Network satellite boxes, CEN-TRACK Am/Fm/Xm player, Wii. All the sources feed into a Video Storm AV Matrix Switcher
I paid a low voltage guy to install approx 60 monoprice 8 inch speakers thru out the house. Six of the rooms have surround sound. He also ran rg59 to each room in the house so I can put a subwoofer in each room. All the equipment is currently installed in the basement "lab". Ordering some Middle Atlantic racks hopefully next week to properly rack all the equipment in the headend. Have two handheld remotes able to control the system pretty well.
-=Left to Do=-
Finish running the remaining in-wall speakers in some parts of house. Buy and install touchpanels on walls in some parts of house. Install TV in kitchen. Buy and install tv for guest room and office. Buy and install some Bic subwoofers in some more areas of the house. Upgrade the monoprice speakers in family room to something else (maybe Totem or Triad). Finalize programming. Treat the family room with draperys and other types of materials.
For me, the fun part is the research, designing, building, and the programming aspects...
Scott, Jack, Dre, Radman, etc keep us all updated with your systems!