I'm trimming the fat in my HT in order to cut costs and pay down some debt. This has caused me to re-evaluate my current equipment needs and possibly sell some stuff. The strategy I've adopted is to try and sell off the more expensive items and replace them with cheaper but equal (or superior) equipment. The first to go was my Sharp 12K DLP projector in exchange for an 8" CRT--which I've been told will probably provide superior performance in many respects. It's much larger than a digital and requires more work to get it set up properly, but I'm looking forward to the challenge and eventual payoff. The next thing to which I've turned my attention is my M&K THX 7.1 speaker setup, which includes the S-150 front/center, two pairs of the SS-150 tripoles, and the MX-150 MK II sub. I've enjoyed them a great deal over the last fews years, but they are pretty expensive and their resale value is pretty good. I'm considering parting with them and trying out one of the less expensive but still praised brands such as Rocket or Axiom. Can anyone here compare the M&K's to such brands in a home theater application? A complete package in the $2500 range would be good. I'd also consider moving from 7.1 to 5.1 if the surrounds are particularly good. The M&K's are amazing, so I know it's a long shot there's something out there that's as good for less money, but it's worth a try. If I can't find their equal, I'll probably keep them. Thanks for your help.