I'm currently on vacation and will get you some more room info when I get back, about a week or so. I didn't mean to sound unappreciative or upset if it came across that way.
Glad the medical turned out well!!!
a price range: Building a 5.1, maybe 7.1 system (depends on room), all surrounds in-ceiling, planning on $5-8K for fronts, then add the center, so total front around $10K max for the fronts. I'd be looking at about half that for the surrounds. Looking at JL F113 for sub if WAF approves, if not in-ceiling sub active.
acoustics: room is non treated for now, I'm following Hifisponge's WAF room treatment thread and will work toward something along those lines as budget allows.
output levels: normal listening level for music 65-85db depending on source quality and WAF, would like to have a musical (SACD) multi channel for music and HT peaks as required for HT. Mix 80/20 music to HT. A lot of Jazz, blues, female vocals, some classical, Classic rock with forays into Metallica, Radiohead, Reggae, etc.
electronics: currently Odyssey mono extreme SEs for fronts, Candela Tube pre, waiting on HDMI to settle down for the processor, Oppo 983, 17 year old Sony CDP 77ES with PS Audio Digi link III level 4 modified, Sony BD 300 , Pioneer Kuro 5080HD, I have an Odyssey HT-3 amp on preorder for surrounds/center. Also have a Carver M4.0t for use as needed. Looking at Modwright transporter eventually for 2 ch music.
speakers: currently running Klipsch Forte IIs with Bob Crites crossovers and titanium tweeter diaphragms; looking at Salk HT-3 and HTC for fronts, still auditioning while on vacation, but I haven't heard anything that beats the Salk HT-3 (yet). On the list B&W 803D/802D, Revel Studio2, Focal 1027/1037, PSB Synchrony One, Dali Helicon Mk2's, T+A TL200, MA PL-300, Acoustic Zen Adiago, Avalon Ascendant, Paradigm Signatures, and several others. It's an ongoing search, hope to make up my mind in a couple of weeks.
Thanks for any info