I currently have a pair of Bose AM3 cubes for my mains, a Bose VCS-10 center ch. and Bose VCS-30 as my surrounds. In the past few days I've been reading about how Bose doesn't stack up against the tougher competition like they lead you to believe. I know that there are alot of Bose haters out there but they sound 10 times better than my old KLH speakers. But I want more ... for less! I'd like some advice on what you think is a better sounding speaker system for less than $1000. Around $800 - $1000 is my target budget. I want big speaker sound for poor mans wallet! I'd like to find some that overall produces a better full range sound (especially the mid to high range sounds) then the Bose speakers. I'm eyeing the Athena Technologies Audition AS-F1/AS-C1/AS-B1 Home-Theater Speaker System. The Athenas seem like a good deal, the whole package only cost $760. They've received some good reviews as well. Has anyone auditioned these b/c there is not a local store I can find that carries these. Or does anyone have some better suggestions. Any advice is appreciated. Thanks for the help. I'm a newbie to the site so be kind. Oh, my AV receiver is a Kenwood VR-6070 for those who are wondering what is going to power my speakers. I already have a powered sub too(Kenwood 103SW). It delivers a nice punch so all I'm looking for are 2F, 1C, 2SUR. Thanks again. Love this site.