Hello everyone, My name is Alex. I'm *very* new to home theater but I've been reading this forum and I see that there is a lot of knowledgeable people in here that knows their stuff. I'm moving to a new apartment soon and I wanted to build a cheap and powerful system that would deliver the best deal for my buck. I've already bought my speakers... I went for cheap brands but somehow, I heard they were pretty good (worth quality over the price). But now, I'm looking for a receiver that will make my speakers do the job... but since I read all those specs and I'm not all sure what is best, what they all mean, I thought maybe some experts might be able to help me out. My Speakers: I've bought the Fluance™ Surround Sound Home Theater 5 Speaker System AV-HTB kit that can be found at triple W's dot fluance dot com. ------------ The Receiver I'm aiming for: Since I don't know much but I compare the specs of my speakers with what the receiver can do, I thought this one would be good for the price: SA-HE100K - Home Theater Receiver with Built-in Dolby Digital/DTS-ES Decoder Web site for info: hxxp://catalog2.panasonic.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ModelDetail?displayTab=F&storeId=11251&catalogId=11005&itemId=63393&catGroupId=11135&modelNo=SA-HE100K&surfModel=SA-HE100K On the Panasonic Web site, it says 299$ US but I found it at Sears for cheaper than that and this is why I'm interested. It does 6.1 even though I don't need it but looked at the inputs/outputs and looked not so bad. Since you guys know your stuff, I was wondering if you had any comments about this, or maybe suggestions, considering that I will be in an apartment, not a house, that I've about 400$ CDN (Canadian) to spend on a receiver and I will have no subwoofer at first. Thanks a lot for your time and long live to this HTF forum!