Hi all, Rookie question here. Can you help guide me? What is a better route to take? Generally speaking what is better way to go? Get a really good set of mains, center channel and sub OR go with a quality passive soundbar that provides a 5.1 experience (I'd include a sub with the soundbar)? Because my room is VERY challenging to get speakers (passive or active) behind or above me, the prospects of a true 5.1 system are not very good for now. My best bet is to stick with what's in front of me. I am seriously considering the Definitive Technology SSA-50 5.1 soundbar along with the ProSub1000. I do not have a receiver yet, so I need to get everything. As an alternative, I can go with a quality center channel and mains. At the moment, I just cannot find any real downsides to the SSA-50 other than it being a more costly system on account that they are hard to find used. On a 3.1 note, I can find lots of good used stuff. The room is all tile and is 26 feet wide and 22 feet deep, but the 22 ft dimension opens to the kitchen and dining area adding another almost 30 feet. That's the direction of sound. So having a good amount of power seems very important (100 watts min). Also, the ceiling is very tall at about 17 feet and has no attic and is not accessible. My budget for everything is about $1300 or so. So, is there any particular reason I should shift gears and go with a 3.1 system over the SSA-50 5.1 system? Thank you!