Over the course of the next month and a half I will be completely redoing my HT setup. I have already decided on a Tempest with a 350w MCM plate amp for the sub. However right now I am a little lost as far as speaker selection goes. I have narrowed it down to a few choices, but seeing as I can't listen to any of them I need your help. 1st option Audax Home Theater kit from Madisound $620 plus the cost of the building materials and finishing Apparent Pros: The few things I have heard about this kit have been good. The speakers appear to be well designed. Apparent Cons: I have to build them myself.(Which actually might be fun, although Im a little worried about my ability to finish them in an aesthetically pleasing manner) It is only a 5.1 system unless I add another $180 + the cost of two more cabinets. This would leave me at $800 + shipping + building materials. Im don't think that $200 is enough for shipping and finishing the speakers. 2nd option (2)Fluance ES-1 $399 pair (Main) (4)Fluance AV-5 $179 pair (Surrounds) (1)Fluance AV-SC $69 (Center) Apparent Pros: $830 + shipping for 7 very nice looking speakers that I don't have to build Apparent Cons: I know almost nothing about Fluance. The center channel doesn't look nearly as nice as the one from Audax. I have a hard time believing that these speakers are anywhere near as good as Audax kit speakers. The price for the Audax kits is almost as much as the Fluance speakers. If the kits didn't sound any better than a finished product available for the same price (cheaper after construction of the kits) why would anybody build them? 3rd Option You guys recommend something better that I have completely overlooked. Here is a little more info for you. (Not that this post wasn't long enough) I will be using this setup for mainly movies and the occasional cd. Everything will be in a 12' x 20' room. I need this setup to last me for quite a while. Im about to turn 21 and looking at buying a house in about 3 years. Ideally whatever I buy will sound good enough to last me for about 5 years, at which time I will probably upgrade. Wow, that was a mouthful. I just wanted to provide all of the information I had rather than have it seem that I wanted somebody else to do my work for me. I only ask for help because $1,000 is a lot of money to me and I want to make a well informed selection.