I'm looking ahead about 2-4 months when I want to do some upgrading. One key point is that I want to get the Pioneer VSX-1015 receiver as it looks to be the best value in my price range. To complement that, I really need to upgrade my speakers which just don't cut it anymore. I've looked and looked, but still am not sure what I'm getting into. I have come up with a few criteria though; perhaps someone can suggest something that fits the bill. 1) looking to spend about $1500 on fronts, center, and two rears (already have ceiling mounted speakers for 7.1). I could see possibly going a little higher but in all honesty, I'd rather go lower if I can. 2) I want a sound that fills the room without focusing too much on one sweet spot (two reasons: people sit all around and I don't want to spend weeks moving them a degree at a time to determine optimum placement). 3) could someone give a description of what warm means to them? I imagine it as this enveloping sound that's not too crisp (if that makes sense). I myself am having trouble objectifying words such as bright, warm, etc. However, I want to make sure dialogue is reasonably sharp; my center right now sounds awful for dialogue (either not the right relative volume or too muddy). Anyway, I think warm is what I'm looking for... 4) I also want floorstanding fronts. Just something about the look... 5) I don't mind getting matched rears but I can't see spending more than maybe $300 for them. They just aren't used enough for me to justify them taking up too much of the budget (I know this may sounds sacriligeous to some). As for trying out different ones, there is only one decent vendor in town that I'm aware of and they only carry B&W and Klipsch. I'm not opposed to either brand immediately but I also wish I could bring Axiom, Ascend, Paradigm, etc. into the mix. But trying out speakers constantly just isn't an option; I don't have time. So I'd like to get it right the first time. -I know this is a separate discussion but this is a basement theater so I have concrete floors. My current roommate has an SVS sub (forgot the wattage, maybe 5-600?) that we're using. However I haven't been able to get it sounding very good (but I haven't tried moving it much yet, although there are only so many places I can put it...). Is it hopeless with concrete? Should I not bother investing in an SVS myself and instead go with a cheap sub and some bass shakers? phew, thanks for reading all of this...it ended up longer than I expected it to be.