God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, The courage to change the things I can, And the wisdom to know the difference. (Serenity Prayer, Reinhold Niebuhr)

Audio Video System Recommendations

 

 

 

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Best

1 AV Processor

Emotiva MC-700 ($599)

Yamaha A1080 ($1199)

Yamaha A3080 ($1999)

Yamaha 5200 ($2999) or Emotiva XMC-2

1 Surround Amps

Emotiva A-5175 ($799)

Emotiva A-5175 ($799)

Emotiva XPA-9 ($1999)

Parasound A 51 (x2) ($4500)

1 Center Channel

Emotiva Airmotiv C2 ($369)

Paradigm Monitor C3 ($599)

Paradigm Prestige 55C ($1699)

Paradigm Persona C ($7500)

1 Projector

Epson 2150 ($899)

Optoma UHD60 ($1999)

Epson 5050UBe ($2774)

Sony VPL-VW285ES ($4999)

1 Screen

Elite Screens SRM Pro ($300)

Elite Screens SRM Pro ($300)

Elite Screens VMAX2 ($600)

Stewart Screens ($3000)

2 Amplifier

Emotiva A-300 ($399)

Parasound A23 ($995)

(not needed, built in above)

Parasound A21 ($2495)

2 Main Speakers (pair)

Emotiva Airmotiv T2 ($999)

Paradigm Monitor 11 ($1598)

Paradigm Prestige 85F ($3998)

Paradigm Persona 5F ($17,000)

    Alternative Speaker

SVS Prime Tower ($998)

Golden Ear Triton Five ($1998)

Golden Ear Triton One ($4998)

B&W 803 D3 ($17,000)

3 Surround Channels

Emotiva Airmotiv E1 ($538)

Paradigm Mini Monitor ($1198)

Paradigm Prestige 15B ($3196)

Paradigm Persona B ($14,000)

3 Subwoofer(s) (each)

Emotiva Airmotiv S10 ($549)

SVS SB-2000 ($699)

SVS SB-4000 ($1499)

SVS SB16-Ultra ($1999)

4 ATMOS Ceiling (4)

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Paradigm CI Pro P65-R ($1116)

Paradigm SIG 1.5R ($3300)

5 Music Storage (NAS)

WD EX2 Ultra 16TB ($749)

WD EX2 Ultra 16TB ($749)

WD EX2 Ultra 16TB ($749)

WD EX2 Ultra 16TB ($749)

5 Music DAC

AURALiC Aries Mini ($499)

AURALiC Aries Mini ($499)

Lumin D2 ($2000)

Lumin D2 ($2000)

5 Preamplifier

Emotiva PT-100 ($299)

Yamaha WXC-50 ($349)

Parasound Halo Integrated ($2495)

Parasound P6 ($1095)

6 Acoustic Panels

Acoustimac 4x2x2” ($55)

Acoustimac 4x2x2” ($55)

Acoustimac 4x2x2” ($55)

Vicoustic ($88)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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