As I mentioned in an earlier thread, I wanted to replace my setup (5.1: Energy Take 5 speakers, twin Energy 10" subwoofers, Sony STR-DB830 receiver) with something that represented a significant improvement but was still within my budget. Since I am now retired and on a fixed income, I figured it would probably be my last upgrade, greatly increasing its significance. Based on many weeks of research, and on the valuable advice I have received on this webboard and others, here is the setup I now have: Paradigm Monitor 5's (Front) Paradigm CC-370 (Center) Paradigm ADP-370 (Surrounds) SVS PB12-NSD/2 (Sub) Yamaha RX-V659 (Receiver) Total cost: $3,003 And, thank you guys, it sounds great! Especially the SVS. It takes my setup from one that is every bit as good as I hoped it would be, to one that makes my guests say: wow! Pete ps. Anyone in the central Virginia area having as much difficulty as I did auditioning the equipment I've listed is welcome to come listen to mine. Just PM me.