I am new to this forum and am somewhat overwhelmed with all the information. I am looking at upgrading my current 5.1 surround system (Eosone system purchased at BB) to 7.1. However I am not sure what speakers to go with. I am looking at spending around $2-2.5k for the speakers and receiver. I have been looking into the JBL Northridge, Klipsch Synergy, and Polk speakers. Are there any others you would recommend looking into? Or any of these you would not recommend? Also started looking into an Axiom system. I was extremely close to purchasing a Klipsch SF-3 system from Vanns.com for aprox $1600 plus the Pioneer VSX-1014TX for $500. But then I did some research on the sub (Velodyne DLS-3500) that comes with the system and found numerous bad reviews/complaints. Haven't check with them to see if they will allow substitution of the sub. BTW, the system is being placed in my living room which is approximately 13x25x8. Any recommendations/thoughts are appreciated.