Here's the situation: Used to be my "Home Theater" was my primary music listening system. This is no longer the case. I have a stereo in my office where I do most of my music listening. My wife and I moved to a house some years ago and set up a nice home theater in the basement. I still have an old projector which I still love. Also in the basement is a treadmill. My wife likes to jam the tunes when she works out. This makes me happy because it means that I'm not the only one getting a lot of good use out of the system down there. The problem is, the B&W DM602 bookshelves just can't handle being pounded with brickwalled Itunes playlists for hours at a time. So far, we've blown two tweeter elements and two woofers in my 602s. Parts are expensive, and blaring loud music like this is not what these speakers were designed for. She just blew a woofer again tonight. The woofers are $120 from B&W as a replacement part. So, I've decided to downgrade my speakers in the home theater. I'm looking for a pair of towers that can handle lots of power and a matching center. Suggestions are welcome - I'd like to keep the price at under $250. Receiver is an old Onkyo Integra DTR-7, it's got plenty of clean juice. I have been toying with the idea of the new Pioneer speakers at Best Buy, when I decided to see what Sony has to offer. I have a pair of inexpensive Sony towers in my bedroom 5.1 system and they sound pleasant enough, and they can jam (I like to crank up the tunes on cleaning days). I came across the Sony SS series. Specifically, the SS-F6000 tower fronts and SS-CN5000 center. Does anyone have experience with these? They appear from the specs as if they can handle a lot more power than the Pioneers. I'm leaning heavily towards these.