I just put together a 5.4.2 system. Denon AVRS720W. Got lucky on this as it was given to me for free because it didn't work. Repaired $120.00
2 paridigm monitor 7v2 fronts, cc190v3 center , 2 mini monitor v2 rears, and used some old nuance surrounds I had in storage for atmos. Finally, 2 velodyne ct-12 & 2 dsl-r10 for subs.
$915.00 all in.
I recapped the speakers myself at an additional cost of just over a hundred bucks.
New this system would have cost over $6000.00.
Also just did a 3.1 for the secondary tv.
Avr1612, paridigm titan v2, jamo s40 cen, velodyne mini vee. 30 bucks in caps.Total cost including caps $365.00.
In this hobby upgraditis is rampant so deals are to be had. Particularly on used speakers. If you know what your wanting the deals come along. The first system was build over the course of a year. The second I put together in just over 3 weeks.
With the exception of a display I will never buy new again. In my area there are now atmos avrs selling on Kijiji regularly . Just waiting for 5.4.4 avr at a decent price. Then I'll sell the 720. So all this to say. Buy used.
Last edited by Rich 63; 02-25-2020 at 09:19 AM.