Hello all. Thanks for taking the time. I have narrowed down my search. I have just purchased a house and with it came a 65 inch high def tv. I would like to add speakers. My room is 15*22 but the listening area is 15 * 15. The only other note is that the left/center/right will be positioned HIGH. they are about 18 inches off the ceiling in custom bookcases the previous owner had made for his tv. Sucks, I know, but the TV was free. I can always toe-down the speakers. I have auditioned the 602 S3 speakers and they are very nice. He gave me a price of 550 for the pair and the smaller center he gave me a price of 350 with a 12 inch sub at 650. I am convinced that that is as low as he will go. The dealer will install for 40/hour which is nice. I will be buying a pioneer elite series 72 receiver for your reference. in the other corner is the ascend 340's for left/center/right with either the stf-3 or vtf-3 i am not sure of the difference. any thoughts on what the differences i would experience between the two? All the reviews for both are very positive? I have not listened to the ascends but I am willing to try the 30 day if the feedback is "NO brainer you have to go with the ascend" btw: 70% of time movies and 30% time listening to top 40 with focus on dave Mathews type of music. thanks a ton!!!