Let me preface this with thank you all for your help, I know there are dozens of these threads created daily. I'm looking to set up what will be a dedicated theater room in the house I just bought, and all I have right now is a subwoofer (Outlaw LFM-1 plus). The room is a finished attic, vaulted ceilings going up to 9', and about 16x22. Three walls are completely closed off, the other is somewhat open to the stairwell. I have pre-wired the room for 7.2 (going to buy another Outlaw eventually), but now need to pull the trigger on speakers and an AVR.
$2000 budget for 7 speakers and AVR
16x22x9 vaulted ceiling room
Here's my wants/needs:
I need 7.1, 7.2 would be a bonus but at this point wouldn't be used.
I want Audyssey MultiEQ XT
I need wall mountable speakers for the surround and surround rears (haven't bought mounts yet)
I need either wall mountable or towers for the front sound stage
I need at least 4 HDMI inputs
I don't need analog inputs/outputs
I need a networked AVR
I want Airplay compatibility
I want to do the entire system now, but if absolutely necessary I will do 5 speakers if $2000 really isn't enough for 7.