I've decided I want to do a somewhat mild but clean sounding setup in a bedroom. Most of it will be for TV watching but also as a reference listening station. I know some of you will say for me to have a reference type of listening area that I need to prep the room for it but shockingly enough in the house I'm not as picky as I am in the truckIt will be what it is and hope I get lucky and sound pretty good too.
Here are the speakers I'm thinking about building with the available flat packs. Reason for me getting the flat packs is I hear they're really nice and worth the money. My time is worth SOMETHING and I trust a CNC way more than I trust myself with a crude rip fence and circular saw. Still up in the air on how I want to finish them.
Now, right now I have an entry level Onkyo 5.1 receiver I bought about 10 years ago that can be used. As money allows I'd like to switch over to a home system built a lot like we do our car systems with a way to connect my sources for easy switching to a processor and then to a couple amps. Again this will be on a budget. I want good bang for the buck here. Budget is a relative term because if I feel something is worth the cost of investment I'll buy it. It MUST be of good value and reliability for me to pay up though.
To recap, I just need something to hook the tv up to and a music source unit. I'd be happy with just sticking a flash drive in like I do my headunit in the truck, but considering one of the smaller Fiio units to use at work but also use with this small setup. Also a processor. A minidsp 2x4 with 2.1 plug-in would be perfect for this project I think. And then there's a couple amp...2ch and a mono for an 8" or 10" ported subwoofer. Again, I don't want to spend more than I have to for decent quality and would prefer to buy new.
OR, should I just get my Cerwin Vega LS-12's from my dad that I bought in 01 with my first good income tax refund and freshen up the caps in the crossovers? No clue what kind of shape the surrounds on the woofers are in. They are known to dry rot. Bet they haven't been powered in over 12 years because while he likes good sound he doesn't like taking that extra step to turn on the receiverHe told me yesterday they were still sitting there and to come get them. Man I got multiple threats of bodily harm from the neighbors with those things back when I was just a punk teenager/early 20's kind of guyCalmed down a lot over the past 15 years.