Don’t skimp on the speakers. If your budget is tight rather save on or even leave out electronics (except EQ, but that you can get cheap with a Pi or PC, at least for starters )I accept the challenge!
will have to check out some REW documentation to see what it can do.
this is identical to what happened for me... well she didn't say "hmm" but she raised her eyebrows and then walked away.
now to choose speakers... I wonder... LS50 Meta are lovely with the coaxial, my friend has a pair, but... still can't fit a subwoofer. we tried turning off his subwoofer and disabled whatever EQ he has and it just sounded a bit boring without it.
UBR-62 also look interesting but seems to have a lot of mixed reviews.
R3 looks very interesting too, just worried about budget becoming 3500+ instead of 2500. I'm going to wait for Black Friday because of these though. they are so pretty, as well...
I'm also looking at the Kali Audio IN8-v2 as I saw hardisj doing a review of them. But I don't really know if they would work with DSP - or would they? I was under the impression they already have built in DSP which I fear would make them hard to EQ more.
other suggestions are definitely welcome.
Thank you very much everyone so far!