So if you guys were going to buy some front end electronics (AVR/PRE-PRO, AMPLIFIERS, DSP/EQ) and keep things under $3k (new, refurbished, used) what would you go with? I currently use a Denon X4000 and a handful of QSC CX pro amplifiers. One thing I hate is not having any clue or adjustability on the substage. XT32 (circa 2014) does OK but not great on everything else. The QSC amps are reliable, great power, but produce incredible amounts of heat. I run my subs as "two" subwoofers, the four 13A's as "one" subwoofer and the two 19O's as the "other" subwoofer.
I'm fairly green to all the products that are out there, so figured you guys may be able to shoot some ideas. Trinnov looks ridiculously expensive, Dirac is limited and Audyssey gets mixed reviews. I'm hoping to go with efficient surround channels so An AVR isn't out of the question but I don't mind amplifying either. And the substage will be efficient all around once the 19O's get rebuilt.
Thanks and should be fun seeing what comes up!