Hi. I'm very new to the world of home audio, and I'm looking to put together a 5.1 system on a shoestring budget (college student). I had originally planned to spend about $500, but the reading I've done suggests I would be very unsatisfied with anything I could cobble together for that price. After a solid weekend of research, I have expanded my budget significantly and come up with this as a starting point: Yamaha HTR-5550: $229.95 JBL S26II x 4: $299.76 Yamaha YST-SW320 (refurb): $236.41 Those prices are all delivered to my door. I would eventually add a JBL SCENTERII unless I found myself very satisfied with that 4.1 system. I don't watch a lot of movies, so this system will be primarily used for music listening with some surround gaming. I'm pretty picky about my music, so that should be the emphasis. I mostly include matched surround speakers above because I found a great price on them (and in case I decide to start watching movies on this system). So now that all that's out of the way, I have some questions: I really like the look of the Rocket ELT system, and people around here seem to regard it pretty highly. Would it be worth saving an extra $500 and waiting an extra 3 or 4 months to pick that up, maybe with a bit better receiver? I could probably afford (at least in the very strictest sense of the word) to do that, but I would rather not unless it's going to sound a lot better. And what about the Rocket ELT sub? Would an extra $150 or so be worth it to pick that up over SW320 (again, remembering I'm primarily a music listener)? If I do decide to go with the SW320, what kind of cabling should I pick up to get the most out of it? I've read it can be pretty sluggish for music with poor cables. Finally, I welcome general comments on this system and suggestions on different components within the same or very similar budget. Thanks in advance for any help you can provide. From a couple days' reading, I can see this is a friendly and otherwise excellent community.