Design the best "budget" home theater system???
Last summer, after taking a cue from the person who started the "ultimate audio system" thread, I decided I wanted to see if anyone can design and build an "ultimate" home theater system as well, and thus, I started a thread titled "What about the ultimate home theater". There, I created a system that I saw that I considered to be the ultimate. Something that was a killer system. A system that I considered to be over the top. And while I would like to buy and own the less expensive version of the system that I have designed to start that thread off with have I had the money buy one with. That system would still be the one I would buy today if money was no object. Now, I would like to know what kind of [killer] system you would design if money IS an object. Let's say you want a design a killer, cutting edge home theater system on a more restricted shoestring budget of say....... $5,000.00. What kind of system would you buy, and what components would it consist of???
Okay....... I'll go first........ Here's mine!!!!
Television/Monitor: Toshiba Cinema Series 42HDX82 42" HD Ready Wide Screen Rear Projection Television -- $2,200.00
DVD Player: Philips DVD Q50 Progressive Scan DVD Player with Faroudja DCDi Processor with 3:2 Pulldown -- $400.00
Speaker System: Paradigm System Three Speaker Ensemble with Titan (Fronts.... Left and Right), CC-170 (Center Channel), ADP-170 (Dipolar Surrounds) and PDR-12 (Subwoofer) -- $1,200.00*
Audio/Video Receiver: NAD T752 Audio/Video Receiver with 80W x 5, D-D, D P-LII, D-D EX, DTS, DTS ES, DTS NEO:6 and Matrix 7.1. Also has pre outs for all channels and two subwoofers as well as component video inputs and outputs -- $900.00
Cables: Monster Cable M-Series -- $500.00*
Power Conditioning: Monster Cable PowerCenter HTS 1000 -- $150.00
Okay..... maybe I went over the $5,000.00 limit JUST a little...... but not by much. But now..... if I could eat oodles of noodles and maccoroni and cheese and live off of that for about three weeks, or better yet, try to get the components of this system for below retail (which means I can eat better after that), then you will find that this system will be at or even below the price point so stated.
Now..... I would like to see yours. If given a meesley little sum of $5,000.00 (or less, if you think you can do better for less), and you wanted a killer, cutting edge home theater system, how would you go about it???
The components can be new or used if you like. It just happen so that all of the components in my hypothetical system is brand new. But anyway, I want to see what you can come up with for the same $5,000.00. Just for fun sake.
This ought to give you [a little] something to do during this snowy weekend (if you live on the north east coast like I do).
Good Luck........ and again, I want to see what you can come up with for $5,000.00.
Thanks In Advance........ and Have Fun!!!!!