I'm looking for some advice on buying some speakers for my home theater. I currently don't own anything so I'm starting fresh. I wanted to start with a pair of floor-standing speakers and then add the sub, center, and surrounds a little later. My first question: How important is it to get "matching" components. I listened to the B&W 704 speakers and really liked them. They were a little more than I wanted to spend at $2200 MSRP. I was hoping to keep it closer $1500. I wouldn't mind spending a bit more on the L+R front speakers if I didn't need to buy the rest of the expensive 700 series center, sub and surround speakers. Would this be a mistake if I didn't stick with the rest of the speakers that matched? What cheaper options would work with the 704's? Second, what other speakers should I consider in the $1500-2000 price range. I will be using my setup for home theater and music. I would put more emphasis on getting good speakers for music over the home theater portion. I listen to mostly rock (alternative, classic, punk) some pop, a little hip hop, country, and just about everything else. I really liked the open smooth sound of the B&W 704 compared to the more direct sound of the Klipsch reference series.