Help me with system setup in new room
I'm finishing my basement. The finished room will be 17 feet long by 13 feet wide with 7.5 foot ceilings. I am going with tile floor (or maybe laminate hardwood) and a big area rug. My budget is 10K for everything. I am looking for recommendations for 2 channel full range audio. In the past I have had dynaudio contour S3.4's and S5.4's, with Pass X250.5, Plinius SA102, VT100MKii amplifiers, audio research ls 25mkii, arc ref1, arc ls15, arc ls 25mki, bat vk5i, pass x2.5, pass x1 preamps; for sources(to date): marantz sa11s1, nad m5, benchmark dac1, bel canto dac3, marantz sa15, sa8003, sa8260. I am no stranger to high resolution, natural midrange, soaring treble, full frequency dynamics, low distortion, etc. I recently have in another seperate system, Spendor monitor speakers that I like very much. I actually think this type of sound is more to my liking rather than the razor resolution of the dyns (I have come to regard dyns as hi-fi and the spendor's as more music lovers). I favor midrange/midband fidelity above anything else, and the spendors have hooked me. In the new system, I am thinking tube preamp, solid state amp, dac, and wireless device such as squeezebox plus decent cabling ought to do it.
I love Jazz, acoustic folk, modern rock, classic rock-- kind of across the board, but I know I have to voice it more or less for one spectrum and that would be acoustic jazz/blues-funk with the occasional rocking out (I have a nice car stereo that lets me rock out to GNR, audioslave, metallica, chili peppers, etc perfectly).
I am not looking to set records; the space is medium-small-ish sized; i'm looking for a nice system that lets me relax and enjoy the music.
I definitely want to hook in to my existing music server, but a good cd player is not out of the question for the future.
To start things off i'm thinking:
Slim Devices touch ($250)
Cary Exciter Dac ($1K)
Cary SLP-98 ($2K)
Bryston 4Bsst ($3K)
Spendor S8E ($2k)
Cables total ($1K)
acoustic tx ($500)
Not sure if the S8's are too big for 17x 13, or if the bryston is a good match.
(in the past i've had numerous mccormack amps and my favorite one was the DNA-225).
Fire Away and Thank You!