Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Fox Valley Area - WI
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A lesson I learned is speakers that are fantastic for music don't work so well for home theater. So if there's anyway you can figure out how to listen to speakers you're considering in a movie theater environment go out of your way to make it happen. Your room is large by most so that's why I'd put a little more money towards subs in the following example budget:
Receiver - $2-3K, Yamaha or Anthem (could be receiver plus 3-5 channel amp or just receiver) lots of people love Denon but they run hot, as in to the touch.
LCR - $2-3K, really want to listen to whatever you're selecting, I have Paradigm for my dedicated theater and don't like them, but they fill my soul for music, I'm going to listen to PSA 210's soon and maybe buy them, and as much as I'm not into DIY speakers I heard DIY 1099s and they're killer for home theater, unbelievable actually. High sensitivity speakers seem ideal for home theater.
Surrounds - Not sure how important it is to spend money on these, probably get a lot of arguments....
Sub(s) - $3-4K, 18" subs and over 1000 watts RMS for your room, JTR, Seaton Sound, Deep Sea Sound, Rythmik.