Many thanks to all that helped me previously with many difficult and confusing issues regarding my upcoming HT purchase. As a newbie, upgrading from a miserable HTIB, I am definitely a voice crying out in the wilderness... Initially, all I had listened to was what was available in BB, so I took the suggestions of several people here, and visited a few of the "specialty audio" stores. Even though I was definitely aware of the differences in quality of build and appearance, etc., it was very hard to be certain, in an A/B comparison kind-of-way, which was the better of the brands I had heard from the day before. I'm certain my hearing is not as refined as most of you here but it seemed that I preferred the sound of the next higher-up speaker, within its own brand line, rather than a comparable speaker from different manufacturer. (Does that make sense???) So I guess I just like a "big" sound??? That brings me back to JBL, E-series, right? So,,,, my question to anyone who has auditioned the floorstanding speakers in the JBL E-series, would I be better served for 95% 5.1-HT by using the E-80's, 90's, or 100's, ($$ diff. not an issue between these) for front mains, using the EC35 and any combination of rears up to and including the E-50's, but with a "name" brand sub (such as those that generate so much passionate discussion on this forum. 8}} To refresh the memories of those who have been so patient and helpful in the past, (you know who you are....) I have a 14.5W x 18.5L x 9H room and I must put the main seating against the back wall. I will control this whole system with a Forum favorite, the Pioneer 1014, now that it has become ridiculously cheap ($328 + S&H). Again, many thanks for all who have taken the time to respond. I can assure you I am hanging on every word you write and consider it earnestly, and I will get back to you all concerning my eventual choice (soon, very soon) and my impressions thereof.