after (months/years?) of complaining, my wife is allowing me to spend my entire tax refund on a sound system. Currently, my man cave consists of a 65" Tv + video game systems + an old Logitech system. I'd like to build some nice DIY speakers for my room which will mostly consist of video games/movie/tv watching.
I know i will need a receiver, and i keep seeing mid range Onkyo (626 vs 727) online. I'm not going to match my friends Integra mated with B&W 800's, but would like to come close to what he has with some DIY stuff.
my question is, any suggestions on what type of equipment to start with? I am a technical person, and not afraid of DIY (soldering a few components easy, soldering tiny chips on a PCB not keen on) but woodwork is fine. I have most tools myself, and what i don't have my father does. I know this will save me a few $$ in building my own cabinets with MDF instead of buying a pre-purchased one.
I am thinking of spending some good money on the main L/R speakers, and some decent money on a sub and center, and worry about rear speakers sometime in the future (when the man cave is finished) I'd like the Linkwitz Orions, but i don't think they're what i'm after considering this is more for a home theater setup with room dimensions of 12 x 14, and within a few years upgrade to about 20x20 (moving from bedroom to basement)
So, can anyone make some suggestions of where to start looking? Oh, FYI, budget is over $4k, but i don't "NEED" to spend it all, would prefer to stay at half that, and i still need to buy "all" my equipment (receiver, amps, speakers, etc.)
Thanks in advance,