Hello - :)\nSo finally, the time has come for me to set up my home theater. A dream that started almost 17 years ago . I happened to attend a Audio Video Expo and heard big speakers for the first time - Avant Garde , Sonodyne ,Wharfedale , Jamo , JBL, Bose are the few names I remember. Since then I had this dream of setting up my own home theater. I have come a long way from not able to afford a decent life to make my dream come true. Finally, I am moving from my apartment to a single Family home in Indiana ( no more shared walls with neighbors :D)\n\nI have been reading a lot here and trying to start with a small list to begin with. Thank you for all wonderful people who volunteer and share the experiences and knowledge.\nI did not decide on budget yet but don't not want to go beyond 8K.\nFollowing are the few setups I am considering in order of my preference\n\nI am planning to setup in the Basement, Pic is shown for reference. The finished section is of T shape with rough dimensions 28X24 .The height is 8ft, I will use this for 70% movies and 30% music. Not very specific on music my taste has changed with age.\n\nFew background on my sound preference.\nI had Harmon, Burmester, Bose speakers in different cars I owned. I liked Burmester followed by Harman and then Bose. I find Bose very artificial.\nI have JBL portable speaker and they are good to my ears.\nI have owned Altec Lansing ATP 3 and Logitech Z623 as my computer speakers and loved both.\nI have Polk Magnifi Mini sound bar, I find it great for price. I don't know if any of these helped to give my audio profile.\nI did order Audioengine A2+ speakers but returned it as it lacked Bass.\n\n\nLCR:\n1. Emotiva T2 L\/R (1000), C2 Center (400) , Either B1 or E2 as surrounds (250) = 1650\n2. Chane A5.5 L\/R (1000) , A2.4 Center (250) , Either A4.5 or A1.5 (350) = 1600\nI am open for Chane 752 and 753 Pair. The problem with Chane is wait time.Is it worth the wait?\n3.JBL 590 L\/R (1000) Infinity RC263 or Emotiva C2 Center (400) JBL Studio or A series (200) = 1600\n4.SVS Prime Pinnacle Surround Setup= 2000\n5. Kef 750 L\/R(1600) , Emotiva C2 Center (400) ,KEF 150 surrounds (600) =2600. I loved how it looked in Best buy, but the sound did not wow me, it was good. May be its best buy tuning.\n\n\nOther L\/R options : Wharfedale - EVO 4.4 ,Focal Chora 826 , Ascend Sierra 2\n\nSub :\nI am very much keen on SVS Sub and love the way it looks. I am planning to add another Sub later.\nSVS PB-4000 -$1899 . Is PB worth 400$ more than SB -4000? Will this be overkill for my Room size?\nOther Options - \nRythmik FV18\/FV15 ,\nHsu Research VTF-15H Mk2\nPower Sound Audio V1812 \n\nI am very open to suggestions. I have time to go around and demo couple of speakers. The plan is to buy over the period of 3 months and wait for deals.\n\nI am more interested with Bang for buck but comparable with high end speakers and hence leaning on Emotiva \/ Chane offering. But if its worth spending I am up for it as long as I stay under 8K\nSo overall Budget plan:\nSpeakers : 3000\nSub: 2000\nAVReceiver :1000 ??\nMisc: 1000\n\nThank you in advance, I know I am kind of all over the place but trying to make best out of info I got here.\nYou are all wonderful people ,I appreciate your time.