A friend of mine bought speakers and a receiver a few days ago, and I think the speaker purchase was a terrible decision. He bought a Nuance "Think Big" system (no, I don't know either what the hell that is), and a HK AVR-120 receiver for CDN$2000. Now, I don't know much about the receiver, but I know the speakers are definitely not worth what he paid for them. The dealer is standing behind the speakers, and insists that the Nuance speakers are worth what my friend paid for them. But, to make sure that my friend doesn't feel ripped off and that he doesn't go off telling everyone about how dissatisfied he is with the shop, the store is offering to buy any set of speakers (that cost just as much as the Nuance speakers), set them up at my friend's house, and let him keep whichever speakers he feels sound better. Soooo, since I was the one that originally said that Nuance is bad, he's asked me to suggest speakers for his HT. This is where you guys come in: could you suggest some speakers for a HT that, after tax, will cost between CDN$1200 and CDN$1300? I was thinking about a Paradigm system, but I don't know what the current prices are, so my suggestion would be worthless. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance guys.