Hello everyone, I'm just starting the process of replacing a Bose system that walked away, and i'm little overwhelmed by all of the choices. I'm looking for a 5.1 setup that I may eventually expand to a 6.1 or 7.1 after I finish a dedicated room (move it out of the living room). I have done a little looking and like the sound of the Paradigm Studio 100s(pricy), also like the sound of the Klipsch RF-83. The Paradigm Monitor 11 series was the only system that I was able to listen to a full 5.1 setup. It sounded good but not as good as the studio series main speakers. The room that I'll be placing them in will be 12 by 21 with about a 12 by 14 area dedicated to the Home theater setup. I have a 46 inch LCD HD Tv. I plan on spending an additional 500 to 800 on a receiver in addition to my speaker budget. My budget is a little flexible but keeping it under 3k is ideal. So my questions are… 1) Should I stick with a Bose system, just replace the missing system with what I had before? I really did like the small size, and the RF remote. 2) If I stray from Bose (would like to), Which speakers will sound the best for music, and good for a surround 5.1 system? Front? Sub? and surround? Just need a place to start. If there are any brands/lines that I should steer clear of please let me know. 3) Can I mix and match Brands and lines to achieve a small from factor on the center, and rear speakers to make the most of the limited space in the current room. I would prefer to spend most of my cash on the main and sub. But I’m not sure if this would be wise in a 5.1 setup.