Hi Shannon, The advice is still the same (separates are better) but the prices have increased a bit for the Fluance speakers (They are now $374). Fluance also has new speakers that I have never heard and cannot if they are any good. Also, since my post a new company called Lava has been building decent inexpensive subs. Lava owners seem to be very happy. I personally would not spend $1000 on an all in one system. If I had that much, I would either wait until I had more to do it right or I would piece together a system like I recommended. I did that exact thing a 8 or so years ago. I purchased a clearance HK receiver, a clearance Velodyne sub, and the Fluance speakers. I upgraded a couple years later. However, if you are getting an HTiB, Onkyo and Denon are your best bets.