I have to start off by saying, thank you for this forum, its great! Recently went to FS where I bit the sales pitch on Bose 601's. I initially tried to convince myself that they were good no matter how mediocre they sound. So then I got the idea to do an internet search for reviews to see what other people thought. Then my fears were answered. I basically went to the store blind, so its my own fault for going un-prepared, asking the salesperson to make up my mind for me, also buying without even hearing them(thank god for 30 day return policy). And of course the most expensive, must therefore be the best right...not to mention I had actually heard of Bose. Anyways they are mediocre at best for music,,, and DVD's dont sound terribly great on them, maybe for lack of the centre speaker.. but anyways, im taking them back to the store ASAP, as Ive only had them for a week, not even. I had bought these expensive junkers with the idea of adding surrounds later, etc. He also sold me a Harmon Kardon AVR 230. After reviewing countless posts on here Im thinking I will take the Bose back in exchange for: 2-Athena ASF2- fronts 2-Athena ASB1- surrounds 1-Athena ASC-1 centre As for the sub, I have seen 3 from Athena : As-p300 As-p400 A-p.5 Which one is better? or good enough? One other question, is the HK AVR 230 going to be powerful enough for all this, will i need an amplifier? Sorry im still new to this , I just want good sound, please help.