I've been on the fence about the Acoustic Research HC-6 for a few weeks now; its major appeal (besides aesthetics) is the high reviews and the ability to upgrade every speaker in my 5.1 setup at once. Lately, however, I find myself listening to a lot more music (to the point where music/movies is about 50/50), so I'm thinking that a compact speaker system may not be the way to go. I priced out some separate AR speakers at a local store and came up with this: Mains: AR PS2262 (towers) Center: AR PSC25 Surrounds: AR PS2052 That comes to $450 or so, which is just under the best price I've found (shipped) for the HC-6. I don't have a problem with using my existing sub since I'm in an apartment and am not looking to cause too many rumblings. I tried to resist the temptation to upgrade everything at once, but I know the mediocrity of my existing center and surrounds would begin to bug me the instant I upgraded the mains, and I'm not sure if I'm patient enough to upgrade the speakers in stages. I know this is pretty much the lowest-end setup as far as AR goes, but my budget is rather tight. I could upgrade the center to the SC2 and the surrounds to the Stature S10s for another $100 or so, which I would be comfortable with doing if it's a noticeable improvement. Thoughts?