Obviously, the more money you have, the easier it is to find the "perfect" system as most speakers/amps/pre-amps/wires/tvs/etc will not be outside your price range. However, average joe's, aka me, have more hurdles and hassles, aka family, to find a satisfying system. I have recently purchased a new Elite 520, on sale, a Denon 1600, haggled, Onkyo 700, no payments one year, and am moving onto speakers. Though I feel I jumped the gun with the receiver purchase and should have first purchased a new pre-amp for my older Yamaha 992, I am stuck with it and want to press on. Don't get me wrong, I feel it is a great receiver with my current gear, Boston Acoustic 90 and VR10 center. I am looking for new speakers. I have to get bookshelves for space constraints but the category is so confusing. I live in Bermuda, so I am conducting research now, to go test out specific speakers later. I have heard the Paradigm Studio 20s and love their sound, but for a variety of reasons I am still pushing forward with other considerations. I am considering everything from Ascend Acoustics, on line pricing is under $900 for their monitor fronts, smaller rears, and new center to Dynaudio and M&K for price range. I would like to keep it under $2000 without sub, but spending half and yielding a decent system would be really cool. My main concern is that if I get some nicer speakers such as M&K or Dynaudio which are 4 ohm speakers and really need a seperate amp to liven up the sound, like the Studio 20s, it creates the burden of having to spend even more money. So my question is, since the system will primarily be for movies, can I get away with buying the Ascends and either an SVS or HSU, or should I continue to look at other, more expensive brands. My room is 15' wide by 20' long so it is not that small of a room. Thanks for you help.