Well after looking at both of these packs in awe I've been thinking which would be better for me...and my girlfriend why does she have to always be part of the equation? The 6.1 seem to offer a lot more bass and some have said that you can skip the sub because the bass is so good. Personally I'd get a sub anyways. I really want to know if the R3 is a really great rear speaker that sets it by itself from the lower 2.1 model. It's not that I'm cheap or anything but sometimes we get that buyers high that steps up the noch...42 inch no I'll go 65...5.1 receiver no 7.1 works for me...1 dharman no way lets get 4 for each corner.