I didn't see the 1010 SEP's in the original post - that would be more than sufficient, though again, not sure if the cost for the Reference 1010 will be so audible vs the "standard" Signature. Maybe others can chime in on that point...
So you are getting the T-1/R and 1010-SEP/R powered subs as your left and right?
You can also look at NOT doing the 1010's and getting some other subs - I use two JL Audio Fathom 113's instead, and they are incredible. There are others of course - many seem to like SVS as well - that will go lower than the 1010's - but you can't beat the stacked "look" of the two T-1/1010 combos
Regarding AVRs/processors - I had an Onkyo 905, and while good in certain ways, especially for the money, it had it's quirks, and Onkyo customer support is horrendous (read the 905 thread). Integra is part of Onkyo, and I don't see a material (technology) difference between them
I've heard decent things about Emotiva, but have not heard their products. My biggest concern right now is who survives this economic downturn, and while I have not idea about Emotiva's state of affairs, I'm wondering if smaller companies have long-term survival capacity (not trying to cast FUD on Emotiva - I think it's a fair question for any smaller company given these times...)
Of the names you mention, some might position Rotel as the best of the bunch; NAD has a decent reputation as well. In my case, I went for the Denon AVP-A1HDCI processor - it is an beast (and expensive), but I got a great deal. The detail and nuance it revealed versus the Onkyo 905 is astounding. (I'm using an Earthquake Cinonova Grande 7 300 wpc amp with it).
Some of the newest Pioneer AVRs were also well received - each pre/pro amp has different characteristics, so as you did with the RBH's, try and listen as much as possible.
Sony and Samsung both do a good job with firmware updates on the BR players...
But curious - why 720p on the projector???
Again, good luck with this - it's a fun time getting all this stuff together...
Originally Posted by gingus
OK. I'll call John and see if he could make that change to the setup 1 T1R for the center.
As far as AVR and aps are concerned, would an upgrade to a new Onkyo, or Integra be better or, NAD, Rotel, Emotiva and any other ones you could suggest. Have you heard of the Emotiva?
They are just an online company John said they were good, but they only sell online and they were having some good deals. Also, would getting a Onkyo receiver with 7.1 preouts work well with getting a high quality amp, or just get a better quality receiver be best?
I'm getting a Blue Ray DVD. When the PJ gets here. (Our whole basement and upstars is under construction and I did not want to have more boxes to kick around. That's why I was hoping RBH would hold the boxes for me.) I just haven't figured out which one to get. The blue Rays I have been looking at are the Samsung 2500 and the Sony S550. I just want to make sure they have the current software and that the FW can be upgrade for future proofing. Also, they ave the multi-channel output without HDMI.
I also have a Philips HDD DVR, and Sony
As far a Sub woofer, I thought that the 2 10" Subs built into the T2R as the 1010-SEPR would be sufficient. I really did not get to crank up the music while I was at RBH. Bu, I thought they could be separated to have them as the subs and the T1 part as the L&R. Would they not be sufficeint?
I also have two 12' powered subs, Boston Acoustics 400W and Warfdale (Older) 250W (I think).
Let me know your opinions and thoughts.