In an earlier thread, I sought advice on buying a 5.1 speaker setup within a limited budget under $2000). Some readers suggested I forego the towers and get bookshelves, thereby getting more bang for the buck. A good SVS or similar sub, it was suggested, would take care the low end for me. Is this a common view among folks here? Are the lower-end towers generally not worth it within my budget? ( I am looking at Energy, Axiom, Paradigm, Dalquist, PSB, B&W, Def Tech, AV123, JBL, Sound Clearing House) Granted, I naturally want to get the most bang for my buck, but I've had bookshelves for 15 years (along with a sub) and I have the itch to move up to a roomier vehicle, so to speak. I am tired of the basic Escort LX, in a manner of speaking. I'll also be doing frequent 2-channel listening. My hope was to get a midsize tower like the Energy C-5 or preferably c-7, or something like that, in a range of $800 to $1000. Can I do better with a set of booshelves and putting the etra money toward the sub? If so, any recommendations for killer bookshelves in the $500 to $750 range (or less). Would I really be better off going that route instead of a good midsized tower?