I find my current setup excellent for 5.1 movies. However, I find that it generally is worse for music. My current setup is as follows: Paradigm v2 Titans v3 CC-170 v3 Atoms Pioneer VSX-D510 receiver SBB4 Tempest I have determined that this setup is awesome for HT but I think a few things are holding it back from being excellent for music. The Titans while an excellent budget speaker are slightly lacking in midrange clarity. The SBB4 tempest is really intended for HT only and the reciever is low-end. I don't really notice the weaknesses in the Titans or reciever unless I listen to music. So basically, instead of overhauling my entire system, I was thinking about making a stereo only setup. For speakers I was thinking I will probably build a set of slim tower speakers. Possibly with 2 or 3 6.5" woofers and a tweeter. I would compliment them with a sealed Shiva. What are some good slim-tower designs to build. With the exception of crossovers, I feel pretty comfortable building everything else. I want something that can sound lively and realistic but not too bright. High efficieny would be a big plus too. I would like to spend less than $500 Canadian, but if this can't be done for that little, I may consider spending more.