I plan on putting together a Paradigm 7.1 speaker system that hopefully I will be able to use for about 10 years (crazy huh?). I plan on buying this system in pieces. First I'll buy the surrounds and the center because they are the cheapest. I'm making a couple of assumption please tell me if I am on track. Thanks! James Assumptions: 1. That these speakers will perform well for 10 years. I know it's possible I will have to add speakers if a new format demands it, but I want these speakers to last. 2. My surrounds should be direct radiating. This is only because I have no idea what my next home will look like. I plan on buying my first home in the next couple years so needless to say I won't know where I would be able to place my speakers. And since I am buying the surrounds first I plan on getting direct radiating over dipoles. 3. I am planning on buying an amp that has around a 120 watts output per channel (I don't know exactly because I plan on buying the receiver last). So that would mean that I couldn't use the Paradigm Mini Monitors as surrounds, Paradigm says they can only handle up to 100 watts. This means I would at least have to go with the Monitor 3's. Opinions: This would be the probable set up: Monitor 11 x 2 CC-370 x 1 Monitor 3 x 4 PW-2200 (or maybe the Servo 15) I will probably use an Onkyo or Denon receiver. ------------------ When in doubt...Rock it out.