Well my original plan was to get: Athena AS-F2s for my front speakers AS-b2's for my rear AS-c1 for my center... however i made a decision to get a second set of the B2's for my front speakers due to the price. (AS-f2 were 800$ and the AS-b2's were 150$ Canadian) Either way when there is a sale on the F2's i'll get them for front speakers and put my b2's to rear speakers in a 7.1 setup. Now i need the receiver.. I would like a 7.1. or at least a discrete 6.1 channel setup. I wanted the Pioneer 1014tx (was on sale for 500$ canadian) but it was sold out everywhere... Like i said my budget is about 500$ Canadian do you think that i should wait till perhaps January until there are more sales that come out?