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$5000 budget for home theater

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Hello everyone,

I'm new to the forum, but I've been lurking for a little while, trying to learn more.

I am moving into a house and want to put a media room for mostly movies and sports into a room in the basement.

The room is 88" tall, 11.5' wide, and 30.5' long. It doesn't have any windows. It's basically a long room with an entry about 16' back from the front wall.

I want a projector, a 110-120" screen, and 5.1. 3D is not a priority. Later, I would like to add a zone for music upstairs, but that will be in another budget. I don't have any components and don't mind buying used or refurbished equipment.

I appreciate any feedback and suggestions.

Thank you
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With $5k budget (assuming this is a one time expenditure and there will be no more) I would split the budget equally between the video and the audio.

Onkyo 709 from A4L $450
HSU VTF2 $626
Klipsch RB61, RC62, RS42 from Sound Distributors $1385 (use TV15 in the cart)
Total $2460

I have no experience with projectors.
Even though it is a really nice sub the PC12+ does not fit his budget.
The Klipsch RW12D is a very good sub for $300 to the door.
To get 5 speakers, AVR, and a sub for $2500 or less he needs to be at the $500 range.
Initially he budged $5k for the HT and was considering a 3k projector ... puts a kicking on the audio budget right out of the gate.
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