Coming into some money in 2002 and looking to build a system which will be used 80/20 for Music first, HT second. Priority is components and speakers. Not worried about a sub...got one of those. For the mains, (small living room in the house), I was looking at one of these three pairs of speaker families. Boston VR-M60's, Paradigm Reference 40's, or C&W CDM1NT's. Obviously, they are all in the $1000 range US. However, I live close enough to Canada where I can go to Montreal and get the entire Paradigm family (40's for front, 20's for rear and CC for Center) at a cost of under $1600. This will leave me about $2400 on my budget for switch to separates. Don't care about 6.1 or 7.1 right now and was looking at a combo of the Outlaw 950/750 (obviously would have to wait for the Outlaw 950 to be released). Until then I would be driving my speakers with a middle of the road Harman/Kardon receiver. I've yet to listen to the B&W's or Paradigms, but loved the sound of the Bostons. Obviously if I find the sound of the Paradigms comparable (and based on word of mouth, I will), it would seem foolish to pay upwards of $1000 for the B&W's or Boston's, when I could go over the boarder and get 5 top of the line speakers for $1600. Advice? Budget is between 4-5K and looking to build a music system first.