Any comments or suggestions are welcome. My strategy was to focus on getting a few high end components at a time and do without 5.1 or 7.1 for a while. So, what I ended up with was a pretty nice 3.1 system.
In order to try and keep the bank account in check I bought all of this stuff used from another forum member, except the VT25. I had no problem doing it this way because I met him in person and could tell he was a fellow enthusiast and kept the gear in great shape, and as far as I can tell everything works flawlessly and I haven't found a scratch on anything. He had all the original receipts and boxes which was a plus as well. I am new to the hobby and before I bought this setup I was just using the TV speakers, so keep that in mind when reading my comments.
Here is a summary of the gear:
TV: Panasonic 54" VT25
Remote: Harmony 900
Bowers and Wilkens CM9
Bowers and Wilkens CMC2
Sub: Martin Logan Dynamo 10" (sitting behind couch which is where the pics were taken from)
Preamp: Onkyo PR-SC886 (Basically the exact same as an Integra 9.9 so I'm told)
Amplifier: Emotiva IPS-1 7x150w
Power Center: Furman Elite PFi-15
Blu Ray/SACD: Sony BDP-S570
Gaming: Xbox 360 slim 250GB w/ fall 2012 Dashboard BETA with Internet Explorer
Music Streaming: Apple Airport Express
Lighting Control: Lutron Maestro
A/C control: Nest Learning thermostat
Future Plans: New Sub, maybe SVS or HSU? I would also like to move the 54 VT25 to the bedroom and put a 65 or larger in the HT, but that will probably be a while.
System - UPDATED for new 360 silm
BDP-S570 and 360 Slim
Martin Logan Dynamo Sub
Lutron Maestro Switches
USB Outlets and Airport Express
Audio Technica ATH-M30 and Turtle Beach X12 (gaming)
Edited by tmaschm - 8/26/12 at 4:24pm