I'm looking into upgrading my speakers. This is what i currently have: Receiver - Pioneer VSX-D811S Mains - Sony SS-MB300H Center - Sony SS-C490 Surrounds - Sony SS-MB100H Back Surrounds - Sony SS-MB100H Subwoofer - RCA 12" 200W w/ terrible extension I really like what i have now, but sometime (1 in 20 movies at high to just under reference volumes)hear some distortion, especially in the surrounds. I don't want to upgrade just the surrounds to something higher up the Sony ladder, because i really think that would be pointless. I'm planning a DIY Swan 305 or Dayton 12" sub soon, so that will be taken care of. I'm going to try to keep my budget under $350. Here's what i'm looking at: Mains - JBL N28s ($85 + SH new on ebay) Center/Surrounds - JBL NSP1 ($200 at alot of places online) I would use the N Center from the NSP1 package as my center, and the 4 N24s as my 4 surrounds in a 7.1 setup similar to what i have now. Would this be a good solid upgrade from what i have now? Or would this be a sideways move, as opposed to a true upward move? This way, i could always move the N28S to surround duty if i wanted to move up to the 38s, 310s, or even into the studio line on down the road. I was thinking about trying to save up around $1500 and try to get into the paradigm monitor line, but i really don't want to wait that long (might be a year or two). I'm in a small room (11'x12' w/ 8' ceilings). One more quick question... If i had a little more $$ to spend, could i go with the N28s as mains, but an S center? how would they timbre match? Would this be overkill on the center compared to my mains and surrounds? Thanks alot.