Okay. I think I may have actually made up my mind. I've tried to listen to all the speakers that I can find in the area in my price range and I'm pretty settled on: Mains: Polk Audio RTI28's ($199/PR) Center: Polk Audio C40 ($249) Surrounds: Polk Audio RTI28's (open box $150/PR) Receiver: HK 525 ($620) As this is my first home theater, I really want to go with speakers that I am able to hear. I'll save the Internet direct companies for my first upgrade. That leaves me with the Sub (My budget is running a little short). I could go with: Dayton 10" (Parts Express) $125) -or- JBL PB12 ($214) -or- Velodyne CHT 8 ($229) The room itself is 17X11, but it is open to the kitchen and the rest of the house. I'm more interested in the quality of the sound than the quantity. I'm really sold on the SVS and HSU lines from what everyone here says, but I have to start somewhere and then upgrade. So please give me your input on the overall system...the pricing... and advice on the sub. Thanks to everyone here for all the great advice I’ve already received.