I've been given the unthankful task of buying a wedding party gift for my bro-in-law. The cash I've been given plus what my wife and I are adding gives me certain restrictions on what I can buy. I've decided on a Yamaha receiver but am having a difficult time with the speakers. I can get the new Yamaha speakers which are a vast improvement over the old ones. They are a bit brighter and have more midrange.( Bro likes bright speakers) Includes sub. If I do this I won't be breaking the bank. I'm going to have to fork over a couple hundred extra if we jump up to the Monitor Audio bronze speakers or PSB's. This would not include a sub. I'm already out $1200.00 at this point and I'm wondering if a non audiophile could be happy with the Yamaha speakers. This is a pain because I know what I'd do if it were me, but it's not. Please help dear friends.