ok, I have a room that is 16 1/2 feet by 15 1/2 feet with 8 foot ceilings with a tray in the middle that goes up an additional foot and a half. ceramic tile floors. 3 open doorways. one to bedrooms, one to foyer and another to dining room. have two windows in the room measuring 31 inches by 80 inches and two french doors measuring 70 inches. have a corner gas log fireplace that is like 45 degrees to the corner of the room and it is 75 inches wide. I have a 42 inch hp plasma tv and my receiver is a sony STR-DG800. I have around 1000 to 1200 dollars i can spend. will take the 5.1 or if you suggest would like the 6.1 system. I like the tower speakers look for the front but that might be a little too much for my budget. Are there any speakers that are carried by circuit city that would suit my situation or do i need to go online to look? sorry for the post being so long. really new to this. purchased the bose accoustamass 16 series but after reading here, they are going back to bose. had a 30 day trial period. packing them up today.