First post, so let me say first what an awesome site this is. I've learned much lurking! New finished basement HT room is 15'x11'w/9' ceilings, drywall all around. 48" Mitsubishi HD is on short wall. Left wall (facing tv) is open to hall. Back wall is a half-wall/bar which may get draped for viewing (to hide the sliding glass door behind.) I'm pretty much decided on a Yamaha rxv-1300/1400 receiver. Anticipate 65% movies (helicopters and Meryl Streep), 35% music (classical, jazz, musicals, ccm). Interested in collective wisdom on a good speaker match for this situation. Floor standing fronts is no problem, but one issue is narrowness of rooms has me concerned about using "large" surrounds (bookshelf size vs. sats). I have no problem "building" a system, doing front/center now, adding surrounds later; at this point I would do a sub last. We've auditioned Boston Acoustics (VR1s) vs. comparable Mirage and Sapphires (@ local tweeter), and prefer the BAs - very full & rich, esp. mids. Tried out B&Ws (601/2) and Definitive (350/450b) bookshelves at gramophone, preferring the Defs (though the B&W 603s were positively out of this world, and probably my price range!) I have had good experience with Infinity speakers in the past, but the circuit city experience is pretty laughable (when did they drop specialty shops?). I've read favorable comments on the Alpha line here, and they do sound great, as best I can tell. Finally, the Axioms mentioned here have peaked my interest. They look like they would be a nice match for the room, but I'm concerned with how they would mate with the Yamaha receiver, as both seem to be mentioned as warm/bright. Would the combination be disappointing? Looks like the speaker budget is around $1,200 sans sub. All thoughts and additional considerations more than welcome. Apologies for any newbie shortcomings. Thanks for sharing.