Originally Posted by iAusio80
3. Surround - SR700V - they don't seem to have the 800 series, so hope this will work?
4. Sub: They don't seem to selling subs or OOS @ musicdirect. Any recos?
3 - I am sure the SR700V will work, but it only has 1 woofer and 1 tweeter where the SR800V has two woofers and two tweeters.
I am using the SR800V in my system and am very happy with them, but I previously used either 706S or 716S as surrounds which also worked nicely. The reason I changed to the SR800V was simply to move the surrounds off the floor and onto the wall. The downside for the SR700V, you won't be able to adjust the angle of the woofer/tweeter like I was able to do with the 706S and 716S when I was using them for surrounds.
4 - With the help of friends, I built my own sub. It is awesome for movies, I don't use it for music very often since I am happy with the range of 1027S, but when I had the Chorus 716S as fronts, it helped greatly.
is a good source for material when building subs and they even have kits where you just need to assemble (no cutting required). I am using a Dayton Audio 1000W sub amp driving two 8ohm 1996 RF Punch Power 12" subs in a single enclosure that is dual ported. (They were recycled from my younger car audio days and still sound great.) I have not auditioned the Parts Express kits, but a friend has one of their cheaper subs and is very happy with it on his office 2ch system.
If you are interested in building your own sub, look into building a quarter wave transmission line enclosure. I did this type of enclosure for an 8" sub a few years back and it sounded amazing! (The downside, it took a lot of space for an 8" sub.)