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Audio System Needed - $4k Budget

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Hi,

I'm trying to piece together an awesome audio package for my house. I have tried to be as detailed and accurate as possible, because I want to make sure I can maximize every single dollar. I'm very serious about this project and am looking for some guidance from people with knowledge. Feel free to post or PM me.

Here's the lowdown:

-$4,000 budget, semi-flexible

-Need receiver and 5.1 (surround sound) for "Game Room"

-Need speakers for "Kitchen"/"Living Room"
[Note: all three rooms are connected and close to each other. Maybe the best setup would be to have 5.1 speakers in gameroom then 2 in the living room, since you would be able to hear both rooms from the kitchen. We want to have all the speakers powered off one receiver if possible. Wireless speakers maybe for living room???]

-For "Game Room" 60% music, 40% movies

-We are not opposed to buying USED equipment at all


I've attached some pictures and a layout with room sizes and furniture:



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You will likely go over your 4K budget with this, but I would start with an Adagio System from Crestron. I am in sales for an AV integrator and have seen this system in homes as an audio solution and also as a total audio and video solution and can say without hesitation, it is a Cadillac.
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ask at avsforum and audioholics

i'll just post my general thoughts

with a 4k budget i'd spend $500~600 on an avr that has preouts and the rest on speakers/subs. i dunno what to recommend you for the multizone part though. most midrange receivers can do a powered pair of speakers for zone 2. dunno about zone 3.

speakers:
salk sound
ascend acoustics
psb
aperion audio
svsound
paradigm
nht
energy
lots of other companies

subwoofers:
funky waves
rythmik audio
svsound
hsu research
elemental designs
epik subwoofers
emotiva (if they are on sale)
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