Hu Guys. I am new to the board and need some advice please. I am not an audiophile or tech guy, but love loud music, mainly hard rock( Rush, Van Halen, etc) Also like other styles, R and B and funk. I am in a new home and just bought a new 50 inch Sony SXRD TV. I mainly watch tv shows, sporting events and concert/music dvd's. My room is a large room with a high ceiling(vault) that reaches 16 feet high at the peak. The room is 15 feet wide by 19 feet long. I don't really want to do the 5.1 as of yet( I don't watch all that many movies), but really want 2 great tower speakers to really crank my music and concert dvd's. It just so happens that my father in law just gave me his old Altec Lansing 508 Towers( 4 ohms and 250 watts max power). Does anyone have an opinion on these speakers? I know they are pretty old, but he says they work fine. They have two 8 inch woofers. I have an older Optimus brand stereo receiver, but need to upgrade that. I appreciate the help guys!