Konrad. This is the system he designed for a budget of $7500 (MSRP) to cover speakers, subwoofer, electronics, and cables. -Pair of VMPS Ribbon Monitor Two $2166 (tower speakers with f3 of 22hz) -3 * VMPS QSO 626 Ribbon $649 -Parts Express 18" AUDIOPHILE GRADE METAL SPEAKER STAND PAIR $92 -svs 20-39PCi $649 or VMPS New Larger Subwoofer (some assembly will be required for the vmps speakers) total speaker budget: $4854 Harman Kardon avr-520 $900 Parasound HCA-1500A $995 bfd 130 About 620 left for cables. Konrad was tied with Chrissm (Paradigm/Outlaw/SVS) for 4 votes, but Chrism did not vote, so the tie goes to Konrad. Michael (B+W/HK/SVS), Dave (Klipsch/Outlaw/SVS), and Timothy (B+W/Outlaw/SVS) were tied with 2 votes apiece. Konrad wins new 2 DVD's. Thank you all for participating. I will try this again later and will get a sponsor to offer a more substantial prize to induce greater participation. Any suggestions on improving the format are welcome. See the next post for interesting information generated by the contest entries.