My budget for 2 pkrs + recvr is USD1000. I listen to 70/30 music/movies. I have been advised to get just the main right now and upgrade to 5.1 later. I have been reading this forum for about a year now and finally I decided to take the plunge. I checked out most of the HTBs but didnt find them to my taste. I am not sure about JBL NSP1. I auditioned AperionAudio too(I'm in Portland,OR and I was able to drive to them;-). They did an excellent job for HT but I wasnt very thrilled on their musical abilities. btw, they are very well built. Also slightly above my budget. I checked B&W but the ones that I like were like $1400/pr. I forget the model. I have auditioned JMLab Chorus 710. I liked them and fall within my price range (600/pr). What other models do they compare with? What about recvr to go with it? Thanks for your comments.