I'm slightly embarassed to admit that I need some advice. OK, a lot of advice. I've already ordered the sub: SVS PB2-plus. I've got about $1K for the rest of the speakers (5 pieces - L/R/C/Sur) Been looking over Ascend 170/370 combo. What else should I be looking at in this price range. Sure I know "names"; Polk, Paradigm, Klipsch, etc. But I don't know "bang for the buck". Speakers will pull double duty: 60% music/40% HT. Unless I have dinner guests or having a business meeting, I listen to everything loud, if that helps. Will be powered by a Kenwood VR-409 rated at 100w x 5, so take that for what it's worth. Thanks for your recommendations.