After a decision to drastically improve my setup in September, I think I'm finally finished and have vowed to myself to not upgrade a single piece of hardware until August 1st at the earliest. The only major piece of gear that wasn't upgraded or replaced was the TV. I really am very happy with my Toshiba 55" 4x3 set and I really want to wait till next year before I go 16x9. Remember also that my system is used probably 70% for music and 30% for DVD/TV watching. Given those percentages I sometimes find it difficult to justify my 625 DVD's, but...what the Hell! So here is my system as it stands today, and hopefully until Aug 1. Pictures are forthcoming... Receiver: Pioneer Elite VSX-29TX. I use this as a pre/pro for 2-channel audio and as an amplifier for the rear channels for HT viewing. DVD Player: The ubiquitous Panasonic RP-91 in cool, cool champagne. It is connected to the Toshiba 55" RPTV via BetterCables Silver Serpent Component Video Cables. DVD Player 2: The Malata 996. This is for multi-region viewing and PAL->NTSC conversion. I love this little guy because it lets me see every episode of South Park!! SVHS VCR: JVC HR-S7600U. This is for archiving TiVo broadcasts and for viewing the 30 or so SVHS tapes I still have. Personal Video Recorder: Philips TiVo. I don't need to explain this one. It has changed my life. SACD/CD Transport: The absolutely awe-inspiring Sony SCD-XA777ES. This player is just unreal, I haven't heard one better in the same Galaxy of price as this bulletproof monster. The best purchase of the year. DAC/Upsampler: The excellent Perpetual Technologies P-1A/P-3A combo. The P-3A has been upgraded by Dan Wright and both are powered by the Monolithic Audio P3 Power Plant. The Sound is just liquid goldent smooth. Power Amplifier: Parasound HCA-1500A. This is the power amp for the 2 front speakers in both Stereo and for HT. It pumps out 205wpc and is spectacular and warm. Speakers: Four (4) Paradigm Reference Studio 40's .v2 I love the way these speakers sound with the rest of the gear. They took a little while to break in, but once they did...look out! They fill my room with a wonderous sound. They're perched on a set of Osiris Audionics Osiris Speaker Stands. These things are built like a tank, talk about solid! Subwoofer: I have limited space and live in a townhouse, so bass muct be tightly controlled. I use an Acoustic Research AR112PS and I love the sound. It fits perfectly into my system and my room. I actually ordered an Adire Rava but believe it or not it actually had too much bass! How's that for a glowing review? I had to return it unfortunately, but someday I'll get another. Incidentally, I do not use a Center Channel Speaker. I've found that in my system the sound is better without one. I've tried many combo's, and no center absolutely works best for me. Power Conditioners: I use a Monster Power HTS-3500 Power Line Conditioner. It is plugged in to a PS Audio 20amp Ultimate Outlet. The Parasound amp is also plugged directly into the Ultimate Outlet. Power Cords: VooDoo Audio "MoJo" Power cords. These rock! That's all I'm saying about them. Speaker Cable: BetterCables Premium Bi-Wire speaker wire. Its great, highly recommended. Interconnects: All Audio and Video interconnects are from BetterCables with the exception of 2 coaxial digital cables that I made myself with silver coated copper, silver solder, and Canare true 75ohm connectors. BetterCables products are fantastic and I recommend them highly. Assorted: I use a Jensen Transformers CATV ground loop eliminator, and RF cables for CATV are from Bolder Cables Co. All of my media; 625 DVD's, 900 Audio CD's, 60 SACD's, and 20 DVD-Audio discs all sit comfortably on racks by Boltz Media. Well, That's it! Thanks to everyone that had a hand in building this thing knowingly or not.