In the next few weeks Ill begin working on my 7.1 setup. the first step is the 2 mains and a matching center. Ive allocated $1500-$2000 for this task as there are a LOT of options in this range. Here are the ones Ive found (prices arent firm, just average of what Ive found on the net and Im sure some can be had for less). Vandersteen 2ce Signatures - $1500 Vandersteen VCC-1 - $500 (I love how these sound, but Ive heard the Vandy center isnt great and the surrounds are wall mount only, so Im leaning away from the Vandys) VMPS 626r - $1400 VMPS LRC - $700 (Seems these VMPS' are all the rave, my only concern is the constant mention of a small sweet spot and when we watch movies we generally have about 5 people here so a big soundstage is important) Monitor Audio Silver s10 - $1800 Monitor Audio Silver s8 - $1400 Monitor Audio Silver S-LCR - $500 (Some love them some hate them, comments welcome) Dynaudio Audience 72 - $1500 Dynaudio 122c - $700 (Seems to be a huge Dynaudio following and all the reviews seem very favorable) PSB Stratus Gold i - $1700 PSB Stratus C6 - $700 (Same with the PSB's, good reviews and a good following, prolly the most expensive on my list but I think I could find the set for $2000) Energy Veritas 2.3 - $1500 Energy Veritas V2.0C - $600 (Heard them locally, loved the midrange and bass but they seemed bright to me. Ive heard they take a while to break in and soften up. The advantage is I can get a new pair locally for $1200 since the local shop owes me $200 and they are selling them for $1400) Meadowlark Swifts - $1000 Meadowlark Swan - $600 (Never heard them, but since I like the Vandys, maybe these are comparable? Also they look very nice and are the cheapest on the list and everyone that has heard them (albeit briefly) says they rock) JM Labs Cobalt 816 - $1600 JM Labs Cobalt CC800 - $500 (Was suggested by someone else in another thread) In the meantime, I have some Ascend Acoustics that Ill be using as the rears and surrounds as I complete the new setup. Thanks a ton and have a good weekend.