Hey guys, my friend and I are getting an apartment, and I'm looking to put together an awesome home theater system. Now I have about $2500 to spend at first, and that has to cover a TV and the speakers. I have a receiver that will work for now, and a subwoofer I might be able to hold out a month or two for. As far as the TV goes, I'm thinking about getting a 52" widescreen RCA HDTV-Ready projection TV. I'm working on getting a connection going to where I can get it for less than a grand, but if it falls through then there goes about half of my budget. So, let's say $1200 on speakers. I only want a 5.1 system, and it's a medium sized living room. My current receiver (Yamaha RX-V496) puts out I think 70 watts x 5, to 4 or 8 ohms. I'd like to upgrade, since this one is a few years old and the volume cuts in and out once it's left on for a little while (it can't be a heat problem, it's well ventilated and doesn't even feel warm). I REALLY like the 600 series 3 from B&W, and I wanted to get the large bookshelves, matching center channel, and surrounds from B&W, but that puts me way over budget, or at least I think. I'm confused on the B&W pricing, the model I like is the DM602 S3, but I'm confused, is it $300 per speaker or per pair? So I was looking at Axiom, and it looks promising, but how would these compare to the B&W's? And I'm trying to look into Paradigm, but I can't find too much pricing information. Is a Paradigm system in my budget? Also, I have no real preference as to bookshelf or tower mains, but I do know that I'm considering an SVS sub, but $549 is a bit pricey. Can comparable bass be had for less? How about buying a raw driver, amp, and building a box? I'm having some tough times trying to figure this stuff out, any help you guys can give me is greatly appreciated.