So I'm a pretty big car audio freak but never really dabbled much into HT. I'm really interested in putting together a nice stereo in the future and just want some advice or suggestions. Currently I have a 5 disc cd changer, and a 100x5 receiver (I don't know the brand, I'm off at school and it's sitting in my room back home 300 miles away). For speakers I just have a Sony surround sound speaker package. 5 satallite speakers and a 120watt I believe it is sub. It doesn't sound too bad as long as it isn't really turned up. I plan on keeping the receiver and cd player, along with a couple of the satallite speakers. I'll probably just keep 2 of them to use as surround speakers, then get 2 towers for the main R and L speakers, and I'm debating whether or not to get a new center channel speaker. I'll probably get 2 elemental designs 12k subs and port them low, and get a Mackie m1400 to power them. I've heard these subs before and was very impressed with them, so that decision is pretty final (unless you know of another amp that can put out 4-500x2 @2 or 4 ohm). As far as towers go, I'm looking for something good, with a very powerful midbass. The subs should take care of everything below 60 easily, I need these to be very powerful from 60-200, and of course the higher freq nice and clear too. If 100 watts each won't be enough to power them I don't mind getting another amp, but I don't know any good plate amps to check out. I looked at some of the Klipsch models, but most are out of my price range, and I don't really know any other brands to check out. I don't mind putting together my own towers but I again don't know any brands to look at for the woofers or tweeters. If you could suggest some speakers, and an amp (if necessary) that would be great. Assume a $4-500 limit for the speaker pair (not absolute, just a suggestion), and whatever is necessary for an amp. Thanks BTW - I mainly listen to rock and metal, I looked at "The Best Rock Speaker" (or whatever the name was) thread on here and it helped, but all of the suggestions were way out of my price range.