Distance behind the screen wall and column dimensions are subject to change depending on suggestions. Here is a rough drawing of the layout:
Listening position will be 12' from a 120" AT screen from Jamestown. My design goals are for all speakers, including subs, to be hidden behind the screen or incorporated into columns.
The performance benchmark I'm attempting to exceed is my current rig consisting of Paradigm Studio 100s v2, Studio CC, and 4 ADP450s powered by a Cinepro 200x5 amp and an Adcom GFA 555 200x2 amp. Subs are a HSU VTF3 MK1 and a Outlaw LMS Plus.
After more hours of research on this extremely informative forum, probably more than hours spent turning screws in the HT, I'm almost convinced to go the DIY route for the LCRs and surrounds. I'm 100% convinced about DIY subs unless there was an awesome deal on the used market.
My thoughts are three Fusion-15 Sentinels for the LCRs and four Cheap Thrills for the surrounds. Something about 7 15" midbass drivers seems appealing. I'm looking for subs that can keep pace. If there is any other SEOS project that can best my current rig I'm open to suggestions--I am furloughed for 11 days and will have more labor hours available than $$$.
I'm I on the right track? What sub projects should I be looking at? If EQ or DSP will be needed I'll most likely need to call in some help. Its alway taken me a while to tune my car audio projects. I know what sounds good to my ear, but I seem to get easly frustrated with the tuning aspects of car audio. I have never heard any of these speakers or any DIY HT speakers for that matter; however, I think I can follow instructions to build ugly MDF cabinets and assemble/wire crossovers. One of my past professions was as a security systems technician.
I would like to stay under $3k and that is with selling my Paradigm stuff to generate extra cash. If I'm better off keeping them with a focus on subs, then I can spend $1500 on the subs.
Any suggestion or assistance will be greatly appreciated.
Here are a few pics of the room in progress:
Audio rack is outside of room so fan noise from pro audio amps is not an issue.
Drywall on ceiling has since been finished.
Thanks for looking.
Edited by Wahoo_envy - 6/28/13 at 10:09pm