i was going to get a subwoofer first but i've decided to push back on it for awhile. I've been saving up money for this since 1997 and have no problem paying the shipping cost just to audition them. Excluding a subwoofer i need 5.1 setup suggestions, i was willng to go to $6,000 for all 5 channels, but thats about how much im willing to spend just for fronts if there truly amazing, i'd say my budget is about...10-12k, depending on what happens i may buy the fronts and center then buy the rears after i payed for most of my speakers. I dont know alot of brands with really high end speakers the only i've found so far that im interested in is KEF. I was thinkin maybe Model 205 for fronts, 201 for rears and the 203x for a center, if i got that i would have to put my current fronts as rears until i could buy the 201's. I have ALOT of money that i've been saving up because i have been such a home theater addict but never got anything cause i knew the longer i saved the better speakers i could get and be a very very happy man. A couple of weeks ago i bought a B&K Ref 50 and a 200.7 amp to start it off and was gonna wait awhile before i got new speakers but i cant wait any longer.