I've been reading alot of the threads and am getting some great info, thanks. I am in the process of finishing my basement, part of which will become a home theater. I don't have extensive knowledge on stereo equipment, so would greatly appreciate some help. After doing some research, I am planning on purchasing the Yamaha HTR-5790. I would like to finish the theater room with a 7.1 speaker layout. My budget for all the speakers and a sub is around $2500. I would like to get the best system I can for the money, without going with floor standing speakers in the front. Any recommendations?