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One thing we haven't discussed is a general budget... and if there is any potential wiggle room. You want to remain a little flexible and not skimp and overly compromise if you're within a few hundred or so off your goal. That's just self defeating. Sometimes it's good to buy a little over time if funds are tight. Prioritize your budget with the most going to the speakers and subs, and possible external power amps if necessary. That is the backbone of a theater system. Buy smartly and those items can last through many other upgrades and swap outs.
You have a large space, so you need speakers and subs that can handle the task. Screen size depends on how you want to arrange your seating. Do you want to stage seating with two rows? How close do you wish to sit? Which is the prime row if you have two? The bigger the future screen, the better the projector you need to consider (light output vs contrast ratio).
There are lots of things to mull over. But if you take things a step at a time, it will all go calmly and smoothly.
Listen up, studios! Dolby Atmos Lite™ print-outs must stop!!
Last edited by Dan Hitchman; 05-10-2019 at 10:42 PM.