Putting together $10K smaller room system?
Okay guys, I want your system recommendations for a medium to medium smallish room for a complete system. We are looking at about $10K and basically used from this site.
System consists of: speakers, amp/preamp, CD/DAC, cables
Musical tastes: rock, jazz, acoustical
Restrictions?: Somewhat limited speaker placement (3.5-4 feet from backwall to front plane of speaker max). At about 8 feet apart, they would be about 3.5 to 4 feet from the side walls. Sitting possition is only about 8 feet straight out from front plane of speakers with rear wall 5-6 feet behind. Somewhat of a square shaped room.
Performance/characteristics: I am a sucker for sound staging/imaging and depth of field, I like a three dimensional, focused stage. I generally prefer accuracy over exceptional warmth. I am not a bass hound, but do need some decent extension. I prefer tighter bass over loose, ill defined bass.
I am seeking systems based on your prior experiences that factor in good matching of the various components, so if you are suggesting a low powered tubed amp, don't tell me that you love the Thiel 7.2 speakers, etc. . . I am not looking to be pursuaded that what I like or prefer in music is the wrong thing to like. Keep in mind the size of my room and its general characteristics (a little lively).
We have all gone through lots of equipment, different system configurations and some of us have found great systems that have worked well together and others that just don't play well together. What is the best of what you have found and would recommend as a complete system (to be honest, I don't need the latest, as there are still components from long ago that I still long after).
Thanks in advance for your expert advice.