At last, I think I am able to upgrade my front speakers. I have been looking at a few kits in particular, but also want to know if there may be some kits that I am overlooking. They will be used for about a 50/50 music/movies ratio. I prefer a tower kit and size/height is not really an issue. I listen to a lot of rock/metal, and high SPLs are important. They will be powered by a 100w/ch receiver which is rated for 8 ohms and will certainly not run 4 ohms. Unsure about 6 ohms, though my center is a 6 ohm and had not caused any trouble. I'd like the lowest extension possible, but my Tempest will take care of the really low stuff. I am thinking of spending around $600 CAD. I've been looking at the kit 281, A/V 3, and HE12.1. I don't think the kit 281's will work for me, since they are rated at 4 ohms and I've heard they are quite a load for many amps, nonetheless mine. I am sceptical of the 12.1's, and really prefer the typical MTM arrangement. Though I do like their efficiency, as I want to go LOUD and clean with my small amp. The A/V 3's look like my best bet so far. Will they be an okay load for my amp? They are an 8 ohm speaker right? How loud can I expect these babies to play vs the HE12.1's on my amp? Also, what are the size specs on these speakers (all three)? Can't seem to find that anywhere... I'm sure I'll think of more to ask, but this will be a good start. I have read as much as I can, but just want to be sure about my amp compatibility, etc. thanks.