A good friend has asked that I pick out and install an HT system for her husbands birthday (on the sly) and I'd like to get some general ideas from some of yall here. This guy is pretty detailed about things so I know he will peruse anything I decide on and qualify/ evaluate each decision I make. Both of them have seen/ heard a few systems I've set up and know I will drop their jaws. The main thing I have to keep in mind is that this guy has the bucks to have most anything he wants so I know I have to use some "good" stuff. His wife has requested that the speakers be small bookshelfs. I am considering Energy Conn and Veritas, Paradigms , B&W, and possibly Axioms. The drawback to Axioms is that I have not heard them and only see posts concerning their quality. I personally have a mix of Old JBL, Energy RVSS,& Energy Veritas which is powerful and quite dramatic. I recently set up a system with Paradigms that this guy really liked too. Would the B&W 600 bookshelf series be somewhere close and worth checking out. Of course, the sub will probably be a SVS ..... one of the boxes.