Long time lurker and forgot my old username so started a new one. Finally bought a house, so i can re-start a theater in. Basement is 13x25'ish with a 7' drop ceiling and about a half foot or so above that. I'll eventually get around to insulating the ceiling, but i'm going to choose not to care about it for now. Also don't have a TV yet, but i'll probably do a nicer larger TV instead of screen to start off. Having our first baby within the month, so i can't go too nuts, just yet
Previously had a full Polkie setup (circa 2013ish) M70's, CS2, and M50 rears with a PSW505. I liked that setup a lot for what it was to me, i had it in a small room. Eventually sold it for some extra cash one semester, so i'm starting fresh.
I need a little help deciding my path forward. Will be used mostly for tv and movies, probably about 25% music.
I was thinking of starting with a PSA MT-110 2.0 or possibly 2.1 if i can fit the right sub with my budget. Trying to stay around or below $1500 for speakers right now. If I do a sub now I don't know that I'll be able top do a PSA. Hoping that in 6 months (my birthday) splurge and do a MT-210T L/R and 210C, and placing the initial speakers as surrounds.
Orrr I was looking at HSU's subs and saw they do some pretty sweet combo packages that might work out. I'm just not sure that they're in the same class as PSA's? I tend to get very big eyes with higher end electronics (maybe it's the EE in me) so i don't mind waiting it out to get a mack daddy setup.
Will need a AVR as well, which i'm hoping something decent in the $500 range goes on sale here soon for the holidays. Will i notice much difference between a AVR that puts out 95W a channel compared to something higher, with efficient speakers like the PSA's?
Anyone else build up from 2.0 MT-110's to 210's? Was the wait and extra buck spent worth it? or should i just start with 210T's? I'd like this setup to eventually be my endgame speaker setup that'll last for a long time.
Any help or other suggestions appreciated.