I have been visiting this forum for a couple of months now, tyring to decide (and waiting on the funds) which system would be best as our first home theater. I have made my final decision many times now, and have been to audition each set during the process. But the longer I wait, doubt creeps in and I find myself searcing again. I am trying to fing the perfect blend between value and performance. The following packages are what I have decided on, at one time or another. Any comparisons would help. Also, I am planning on building my sub, but might have to get by with a cheaper (Dayton 10" from PE?) until I have the time. The one that I have planned uses the Stryke AV12 with PR's. I have modeled a 16 inch cube that looks pretty good on WinISD (this is a whole different thread.) This will pretty much be strictly Ht use in a med sized room - 17x22 w/ 10ft ceilings. Top end (will have to save up longer): Rocket ELT package Paradigm Titans/170 center/atoms for rears Atoms all the way around w/ 170 center Axiom M2i around w/ VP 100 center Lower end: BIC 62 fronts, 62 Center, Wharfdale biploes for rears Energy Take 5.2 Klipsch Quintet JBL NSP1 HSU v-12 Of course the lower end fit my current budget better, and the higher end packages would have to pieced together. So the selfish side says go with one of the smaller packages, but will I be unhappy and just wnat to upgrade right away? By the way i plan on running this with an Onyo 601 or Yamaha HTR 5760 or the Panny XR50. Sorry this is long but I am drowning here. Throw me a line!!!