first time poster, short time reader, and so on. Anyway, just got back into the HT world (had a system from about 88-95, Pio VSX 5???, mitsu stereo vcr, paradigm 5se fronts, infinity something's (kappa100's? dryrot ate the woofer's) for rears...it was righteous in college anyway. ) Now I have Pio 1014, the same 5se fronts and new Atoms for rears. My budget is shot to all hell right now, but I've got the bug. The sound stage isn't horrible in my 10X14X9 room, especially considering the fronts are probably 10' apart with a couch between them. (Trust me, I'm working on the fiancee, couch must go!) Current problem is... bass & money. God love those 5se's, but below 34 they will not go, amusing watching them try tho. I'm a big proponent of get the best that you can, but I'm kinda screwed on that at the moment. DVD player desperately needs upgrading. 20" TV... ugh. So I'm looking at the Dayton 10" from PE, read some reasonably positive reviews here and there. But, I'm worried about buyer's remorse, mainly because I'd rather have a nice SVS. However, considering the TV cost down the line, I just don't see getting my sub budget up to $500, especially since a paradigm CC is gonna eat another $200-300. Right, given all those boring variables, what do ya'll think? Will I be able to live with the Dayton for 1-2 years in a 10X14X9 room with 2 door-sized openings? Or do I forget the center channel for say a year and go $500 sub 2-3 months from now? I'm leaning heavily toward the Dayton now now now now, as the lack of LFE is really irritating. Plus, I don't know if I'm gonna win the couch removeable battle, and the lack of a center channel is occasionally irritating as well.