I have been lurking on this site for a little while and have now come up with what I am looking to purchase for my home theater (60% music/40% movies) and need a few opinions. I recently purchased an Onkyo TX-SR501 for my receiver and now it is time to purchase the speakers. The major concerns are space and matching the décor of the living room. Recently I have debated that I want speakers that are silver in color, but if I can’t find decent ones for the price range I am looking at, then I will go with black speakers. My price range is $350-500 for the speakers. I have listened to some speakers at the local stores and I liked JBL and Athena best. I am considering these two options: The JBL NSP1II with the Dayton 10” subwoofer which looks like a grand total of 330 + shipping, or the Athena Micra 6 for $479 shipping included. I have heard the JBL NSP1II system and like it. I have heard a few different Athena set-ups, but not the Athena Micra 6. From some reviews it seems like this system is decent, but there is not much info out on these. Does anyone have any opinions on this system? I see it is in the same price range as the Athena Point 5 MKII system. Is it equal in quality? I listened to the Point 5 MKII and liked the sound, but do not care for the look and size of the speakers. The Micra 6 look beautiful, they are the perfect in size and color for my room, but the main thing is the sound. So I guess I am wondering is do they sound as good as the Point 5 MKII? Does anyone think that the JBL NSP1II package with the Dayton 10” subwoofer sounds better than the Athena Micra 6? I have never owned anything more then a cheap mini stereo system, so no matter what I listen to, it sounds great to me. I know that the speakers that sound the best is different for each person, but I am just looking for some opinions from some more experienced people!