I'm thinking about spending my tax return on a HT setup this year. I figure I've got about $2000 to spend on receiver and speakers. I could probably throw a few more hundred dollars in if it was really worth it. I want to watch movies (looking at a 57" RPTV as well), but my primary enjoyment will come from music - primarily 70's classic rock (Zeppelin, Rush, Stones, Who, Black Sabbath) and newer hard rock (Rage Against the Machine, Soundgarden, Nirvana, Godsmack). I also enjoy softer music like CSN, Neil Young, Grateful Dead, REM, Alan Parsons, so while my tastes are somewhat narrow, it's not all howling guitars. An audiophile friend (with somewhat similar musical tastes) has recommended the HK AVR-525 which I can get at Onecall.com for about $600 with shipping. I'm trying to figure out if that's a good move (I guess the 525 is last year's model so I can't demo it in a store). Any opinions or other recommendations on that would be much appreciated. My main question for this forum regards speaker recommendations. I've been searching and reading existing posts, but I'm having trouble getting a good handle on narrowing my choices. I'd like to go listen to some speakers, but want to have an idea as to which brands are likely to best fit my needs. Any recommendations on brand/model in my price range and listening requirements would be greatly appreciated.