Much Rambling I'm starting to get into the "knows enough to be dangerous" level of HT Fandom and as various things are cleared up in my mind a whole new set of questions arise. For instance: I understand the idea that basic physics limit levels of bass speakers can produce (as in this thread in the FAQ). And, y'know, that's something that is easily and readily observed. Pretty much the principle that guided my speaker purchase - I went with floorstanders because they sounded better to me than book shelf speakers. Enter the sub: it seems recommended to set your speakers as small in your receiver setup and let the sub do its thing. Sure, fine, sounds great. The Actual Questions But what I'm wondering now is why bother buying floorstanders if you're just going to set them to 'small' anyway? In my case, I got Mirage OM7s and a SVS20-39PCi. Wouldn't the Omni 60s and the SVS sub give me about the same sound, at less than half the price, if the OM7s are set to small?