Howdy, all! First-time poster here and relative HT newbie, so please be gentle. Right now I have a fairly inexpensive set of 5.1 speakers that I bought as a package from Sony's SA-VE line about two years ago. I'm looking to upgrade, and I heard that it's more important to upgrade the fronts than the rears, and to upgrade the fronts + center together to timbre-match. My receiver is a 110-watt Yamaha HTR-5250 (specs here). I live in a 1BR apartment, and my living room is of medium/decent size. The options I thought up so far: 1. I found an Energy dealer that sells the Take 5.2 speakers up the road from my house... I think the three speakers would run me around $400. However, I've heard people mention that they're very "bright." 2. I'm also considering picking up some N- or S-series JBL speakers... right now I'm leaning towards the S-CenterII and either the S-26IIs or the S-36IIs. Any other thoughts on brands & prices within my price range? I've heard good things about PSB, Klipsch, and Polk Audio as well. Thanks for your help.