I had previously looked at, and settled on, a Paradigm Monitor HT setup and I got some useful responses here about my proposed setup. Some unexpected christmas expenses have shot that idea down though Now I'm looking at the Athena Audition line. I'm getting the guy at the local futureshop to setup this system in one of their demo rooms and listen to it: AS-F1 AS-C1 AS-B1 for $675 canadian (~$500 US)...hometheatersound favourably reviewed this exact setup (I'd post the url but I don't have 15 posts yet) I'm thinking of skipping on a sub for now 'cause I'm broke and getting a sub about a year down the road. I still haven't decided on a receiver yet so if you have any recommendations in the $300-400 US range I could get them to setup the speakers with that receiver in store and give it a listen. I also know Athena is coming out with a dipolar surround in this line so I could go with this setup for now with something like a HK AVR330 and then buy the surrounds and move the bookshelves to the back for a 7.1 system in the future. Any other recommendations in this price range?