Ok guys here we go. I have just entered the home theater hobby and here is my equipment list: Yamaha htr-5540 receiver Toshiba 4800 dvd player Panasonic 51" hdtv Sony hifi vcr Bose Acoustimass 6 Speakers Sony sa-wm40 sub I have grown tired of the Bose sound. No matter where I move in the room they sound ok but I can pick out every speaker location because the sound is so directional it seems. Almost earpiercing and higher levels. Don't get me wrong I love to crank up the sound but the Bose seem to be way too bright so I have decided to send them packing. I want to keep my sub as it seems to be a great value and sounds great but I need some advice on upgrading my speakers. I have a BIC center channel from another system which has two 5 1/4" woofers and a silk tweeter. It sounds really good. I don't mind using it if I can find good main and surround speakers to match its sound. So here is where I will lean on all of you guys and your expertise. I have spent quite bit of money on my eqipment so far and the wife will freakout if I spend anymore so I have around $400 to spend. Thanks for any advise and for the great info I have already received via this board.