Hello everybody, This is my first post here and I was hoping that some of you could help me in choosing a quality Audio system. AT present my system consists of the following equipment: 1) Sony STR-D1011 FM Stereo Receiver W/Dolby Pro Logic 120 watt per channel 2) Bose Acoustimass-7 I purchased the Sony back in 1995 mainly because it featured various sonic environments such as "Jazz Club", "Theater", etc. Obviously now I realize I'm completely missing out on the Digital experience and am only getting half the sound when I watch my DVD's in stereo. As for the Bose system, I fell victim to the hype of Bose being the best, but after hearing other speaker systems, reading some info posted on this site to the contrary, and experienced distortion in the Acoustic mode when listening to Depeche Mode's "Ultra" album, I've since rescinded that judgment. I'm looking to keep my costs at no more than $1,000 for the receiver, and $1,500 for the speaker set up. What I need out of a receiver is something that is primarily used for the enjoyment of music as well as home theater DVD viewing, and a speaker set up capable of handling the output while delivering a clear high end, full mid levels, and deep low end. I'd like to steer clear of home theater speaker packages as well. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks again everybody!!!