I am looking for advice on a 5.1 speaker system for under $1300. I have a fairly large room (24 ft wide by 18 ft from TV to couch). I have been told that it would be necessary to use tower speakers for fronts because of the size of the room. I have looked at several models, and really enjoyed the Polk Audio monitor series, but a little pricey for the whole package. Other speakers I have considered are Paradigm, Klipsch, Boston Acoustics, and Acoustech (although I have never listened to those). Any advice would be appreciated. I am new to this "hobby". I do have a Pioneer Elite VSX-41 receiver, so I should have plenty of power to push any system. Thanks for your suggestions!