The number of paths you can take when venturing into HT are endless. First you have your budget, in my case it's that of $1600, absolutly NO MORE, I find myself manipulating myself sometimes saying "well, I can get this speaker for $100 more and get that much more performance" Sooner then later my setup is racked up to $4000 and I am back to square one. Then there's the times where I try to convince myself that a awesome set of $1600 towers would be better then a mediocore 5.1 setup for $1600, and that I can hold off on the others. Infact I'm really starting to piss myself off. Now this $1600 is for the 5 speakers ONLY, I will be getting a sub, more then likely an SVS. I do a tonne of musical listening, when I go off to University next year I will be minoring in some music courses (I know thats a pretty broad generalization). Truth is I just love music. Same goes for HT, I am a huge movie buff, You would be hard pressed to find someone with as large of a DVD collection as me So with that said I have narrowed down my choices to the following setups. I will put the FINAL price I would pay after all is said and done. This is in CANADIAN dollars. Setup #1 Paradigm Studio 20 V.3 (Front L/R) Paradigm Stduio CC-470 V.3 (CC) Paradigm Atoms (Rear L/R) $1576 Setup #2 Axiom M22Ti (Front L/R) Axiom VP150 (CC) Axiom M2i (Rear L/R) $1385 Setup #3 Axiom M60Ti (Front L/R) Axiom VP150 (CC) DIY 2-way (Rear L/R) $1600 I won't be doing much 5 ch. music listening, maybe on occasion. But my music listening will be made up of 95% 2 ch. I need some serious insightful proffesional unbiased feedback here guys. Thanks a bunch to those who help!