Hey guys great forum! Here's the situation, I'm currently in the process of building a HTPC (Home Theatre PC) over the next few months and also looking to add some quality 5.1 speakers. I currently have a JVC 9010VBK receiver which I will be using. I was looking at a combination of Paradigm Titans/Atoms for the mains, Atoms/JBL E10s? for the rear, and CC-170 for the center. I was planning on combining these with the ever popular Dayton 10" sub. Problem is that this makes my budget pretty tight and I would probably have to wait on adding the rears and centers for a couple of months. While browsing the forums I became intrigued by the Hsu Research Ventriloquist VT-12. This set seems a lot cheaper than the Paradigms I'm considering and has also gotten rave reviews. While price is a concern for me I don't want to sacrifice quality. Has anyone heard the HSUs and Paradigms and can compare them? My other consideration is that I would probably lean towards a HSU subwoofer over the Dayton if I got the VT-12 set. Is the HSU subwoofer (STF-1 or perhaps spring for the STF-2 with the money saved) a big upgrade over the Dayton? My budget is around 300-500 but is fairly flexible (as all 5.1 speaker budgets end up being I'm looking for this speaker system to last me ~4-5 years in my small NY Studio (I forgot to mention that speaker size is important to me; another bonus with the VT-12) and then move it to a bedroom replacing it with a more beefy system at that time. Thanks for all the input in advance!