Hello, I joined this forum today - am writing from India. Seven years ago, when i was in USA - i bought Bose LifeStyle 30 HT system - the first one that came with the Jewel Cube Speakers. The reasons why i bought that system at that time were: At that time, We were planning to go back to India, and we wanted to buy a system that has service and support in India, and something that is easy to carry with us, and something that works with different voltages. Even though Bose was very expensive - we still bought it at that time for these reasons. Very soon, i realized that we were completely fooled by Bose. I asked them several times for an upgrade to a system that supports the new Dolby and DTS standards - but they did not offer any upgrade. After lot of fights with their top management in India - what they offered me is to buy their new Lifestyle 48 system - with 2 Jewel Cube speakers - so that i can use my old lifestyle with two speakers - and they didn't offer much discount at all. I still have to pay another 3.5K for this. This is their best offer after constant fight with them for over 4 years. I am sick and tired of them, and want to switch. So, basically now i am stuck with a very old system that is not designed for DVD quality audio. Now, in India - onkyo has a presence. What i would like to do is to buy an Onkyo Tx-803 receiver, and a sub-woofer and connect the Jewel Cubes to this receiver. Will this work? Bose never sold their Jewel Cube's separately - so i didn't get any data whether they can be used with other 'real' receivers at all? Since i already paid so much money, and i have these speakers with me, is it at all possible to reuse them in some way or the other? In short, i want to throw away the Bose Media Center and the acoustimass module - and buy a good receiver, sub-woofer and connect the bose speakers to them. I appreciate any information, suggestions or any ideas on this. Nagaraj PS: My experience of bringing the Bose system to India might be useful to anyone thinking along the same lines. Be careful - Bose is a very tough company to deal with, and they have lot of fine print. When i first took my system in India for service - the Bose people wanted a proof that i paid the customs duty and a certificate/letter from the Indian Customs!! They refused to service their own product, which had a technical difficulty - on the grounds that I didn't have some government certificate, even though all their products supposedly carry an International Warranty. I never encountered such a strange condition with any other product that I bought. It took me almost sending a legal notice to them to get them to service the system.