My living room area is 10'x13' (combo LR and Dining Room) with 12' ceilings. I already have a Velodyne CT100 that I like so I don't need a sub. I have no other speakers right now so I need fronts, center and rears. I am interested in Axiom, Polk Audio, Boston Accoustics and Paradigm. Why, because I have either had or have friends who have these brands. I have $1000 to spend. I like pretty looking stuff but I still want to be wow'd when watching a movie and durring the occasional music appreciation night. In other words, Bose not an option. I do want to reach as far as I can because I plan on upgrading my Pioneer VSX-D810S in the future or at least start adding amp/pre-amps, etc without the speakers holding me back. What would you recommend? What about Energy or Swans or others?