Just want to start off by saying that I did read that other thread about the guy wanting a $1k setup, but his included a received and dvd player. Anyway, I'm starting to get back into home theater. I just purchased a Panasonic PTL200(200u) projector to replace my Zenith 25" as the center of my home theater. Now I'd like to replace my current speaker setup that I "ebayed" together as a teenager years ago. It consists of: Receiver - Pioneer VSX-D509S(keeping) DVD - Toshiba SD-3109(keeping) Center - Jensen(did't feel like pulling it out to check model # ) Fronts - Sanyo SS-340 towers(got for free, gotta be around 15+ years old) Surrounds - Sony SS-MB105 I never bought a sub. I didn't have much money at the time, and the fronts do a pretty good job. Ok, so that's what I currently have. They fill the room with sound and sound pretty decent to me, but not when I listen to some stores speakers and hear the crisper highs and deeper undistorted lows. For my new setup I'd like to spend around $1200 for the 5 speakers and sub. Oh, and the theater area of the room is about 12'x12', 15'x12' if you count the open staircase and another side has a small space(wouldn't call it a hallway) leading to other rooms. Yeah, not the best place for a theater, but it works. I checked out the Polk R50 towers at Circuit City the other day and thought they were really nice. I checked Polk's site for their recommended speakers to match these and came up with this(prices I estimated off ebay minus shipping). Polk R50's - $330 buy it now's Polk R20's - didn't find any, Polk's site says $114 each, so that's probably around $160 for the pair on ebay) Polk CSi30 - $140~ Polk PSW505 - $399 buy it now(only one found) or Polk PSW404 - $275~ Shipping was about $160 total. So that's $1189~ with the 505 or $1065~ with 404. So what do you think? Are those pretty nice speakers for my budget, or am I way off? btw...thanks for reading my ramblings, it started as a 5 line post.