Hello all, I'm new here - but I searched around. What I want: 2 speakers, preferrably of "bookshelf dimensions." 1 subwoofer to match the speakers (a 15" would most likely be too large). I can add rear-fill later (not important). I'd prefer these to be self-amplified, but not necessary. For the sub, though, it almost MUST be powered. Shielding is not a concern. Application: PC speakers (I do not want ordinary PC speakers this time...I've had Logitech z560) + Home Theater = 60% music, 15% gaming, 25% movies. -- Room size is never larger than 15'x15' - I care more about the SQ than the SPL, but I'd still like a little thump. What I've been looking at: Speakers - I've been looking at some weird recording monitors for some reason: Behringer Truth b2031, event 20/20 bas. - These are powered and can be had for under $300/$400 used, respectively. Also looking at the Dayton Br-1 Kit at PartsExpress = Item 300-640 - but then I wouldn't know what to power it with...maybe I could get something with the money saved. I've soldered electronics on PCBs before, and I've built a car audio subwoofer enclosure - so I think I can do this. Sub - (Low extreme, High extreme) = (PartsExpress budget 300-632 dayton sub, Dayton Titanic Kit / Adire Rava) For the Sub: I might just go the fully DIY route if I can't find anything suitable. Buy the Driver, build the box, get an amp in there. I can live without bass for a while longer. Either that or I'll get the cheapy Dayton sub to hold me off. If I go DIY, then any recommendations? Just from the items I'm considering, hopefully you can figure out my approximate budget, it's not set. Any tips/suggestions/anything is greatly appreciated. I'm a total "newb" when it comes to Home Audio - Thanks (and sorry for the length of this post) Edit: Considering the Stryke Audio speaker kits as well now. And Stryke if I go DIY for the sub. (I use Lambda Acoustics woofers in my car so I knew about Stryke).