Hello,\n\nI'm new to the audiophile world and I'm looking for suggestions to choose my speakers and sub. I have no idea where to start. I know this has been asked a million times but here's my setup along with pictures.\n\nYou're in pretty much the same place I was in a while ago. I am going to be the 1000th person to give this advice but I honestly believe building things up in pieces works pretty well.\n\nI'd start out with a 2.0 system that is as good as you can afford. If you're only concerned about audio quality don't be afraid of buying "B-Stock" or speakers with minor cosmetic imperfections. With some companies their B-stock is as good in terms of finish as some company's A-stock. This can save you some $.\n\nSeeing that you might be quality limited initially the 2.0 speakers may not have much bass so getting a GOOD sub [or multiples] in a room as large as yours sounds like a decent next step.\n\nJust continue building-out your system until you're happy with it.\n\n\nMy early mistakes:\n\nTry not to buy into any "magic" cables that carry a big price tag. Good quality cables can be found from the Internet for reasonable prices. Same likely goes for power conditioners and similar.\nIf you don't like mismatched audio during any panning [movement of audio from speaker to speaker] then try to match your speakers as closely as possible.\nIF you really like your music AND have "picky" ears try to avoid the temptation to buy "cheap" 5.0 speakers in a box. While it's easy I would think you should buy stuff you enjoy as opposed to stuff that you can just "put up with".\nDo your research and understand what you NEED to have vs. things that would be NICE to have. This way you can balance budget vs. needs vs. wants and you should be able to find a sweet spot.