New here from Eugene, Oregon. I've decided to finally stop getting by with HTIB's, and piece together a solid Home Theater System. I shopped some sales over the past few weeks, and so far have picked up the Sony STR-DN840 receiver, and Klipsch KB-15's. So far I really like my purchases, the Sony seems to be easy to use, I know a lot of people said it was worth the extra dough to upgrade to the 1040, but I'm not going to look back. The Klipsch's I'm happy with for what they are, and extremely happy for what I paid. I'm using them now as L and R Fronts.
From here I want to go to a 5.1 system for now, it's a small living room, and I'm not trying to turn into the annoying neighbor. So my next purchases I'd like to get the Center, Surrounds, and a Subwoofer.
I think I want to purchase a Sub first. This is where I'm looking for the advice. I don't really have a budget constraint for the entire project, but convincing the wife to buy all the components at the same time is a likely issue. That said, should I purchase a Sub first, or should I buy the other speakers?
Also looking for advice on the Sub. Eventually may want to utilize my 7.2 capacity, but for now I just want to stay with 5.1. I don't want to rule out a DIY, as I'm fairly mechanically and technologically inclined, but with that said, this will be my first Subwoofer so I am leaning a bit towards a built Sub. My ideal price point for the sub is between 5-600, but I'd be willing to spend a bit more if there's a really good one out there just beyond my price range. I don't really have any brand loyalty as I am a newb, also haven't made up my mind on 12" or 15".
Any input, ruminations, or observations are gladly accepted.
Thank You, and glad to be part of this community.