Hi, this is my first post here, and I'm hoping some of you (or maybe many of you) can give me some advice about what speakers to buy for my new home theater setup. I stumbled on this forum by accident but have found it VERY informative. I have a budget of around $2000. I'm looking for floorstanding speakers and a center channel, and a subwoofer to start with. My general philosophy is that while I'm on a budget, I don't want to buy garbage. I'm willing to pay a little more to get quality stuff that will last me a long time. My head hurts already from reading through several of the threads and seeing people talk about brands and model numbers I've never heard of before. Basically my knowledge of home theater comes from looking at the selections of the big retailers in my area (Circuit City, Best Buy, Ultimate Electronics). I've seen brands like JBL, Klipsich, Polk, Infinity, but I will be the first to admit I am not knowledgable about the seemingly endless array of alternative brands and smaller manufacturers out there. I am certainly not averse to buying from a reputable online dealer, although I am not familiar with the biggest or the best ones out there. I bought Infinity car stereo speakers about 3 years ago and really liked them, and had been looking at Infinity's line of speakers. But I haven't seen anyone talking about them, which leads me to think they may not have that great of a reputation. So basically I'm asking for opinions as to what I should go with. JBL seems to be a good brand from what I've read, but others seem sold on Canadian brands that I've never heard of before. Help! As for the subwoofer - I really want a subwoofer! LOL! I don't mind causing earthquakes! Seriously, any adivce will be greatly appreciated.