Building a complete system for $25,000 with emphasis on music
I read R. Harley's High-Performance Audio Systems and visited several high end audio stores but would appreciate some help.
I went to a store to listen to Maggies and ended up listening to Hansen Knights powered by Classe. Very impressive but also expensive. The floor models were offered at a rather substantial discount but it was too early in the process for a decision. I have also listened to B&W 802d's, 803d Focal Electra 1037 Be and Micro Utopia Be. Maggies don't agree with my wife and my room. I have B&W ccm80's rear speakers in my ceiling for surround. I am considering Mac MC205 for amplifier but am concerned that it is not sufficient power for the mentioned speakers. I am considering Integra DTC 9.8 A/V processor but think it will not satisfy my 2 c music requirements. I am also considering Anthem D2 with P5 Amp and Parasound A51 amplifier. I am struggling with how to get 2 channel performance. I have a Pioneer 60" Elite TV with a Pioneer BDP-05FP Blu Ray. I am assuming I will buy a center channel to match the left and right and I will buy a sub woofer after I figure the rest of this out.