Here's my situation... right now I have a pretty old and not so great sony stereo system. I'm planning on getting a HT system in the near future and I've got some questions. First off, I'm planning on getting the Onkyo 500, probably. It seems like it will be excellent bang for the buck. My main question is about the speaker selection. I've narrowed it down a bit: Option 1 is JBL NSP1 system + sony SAWM 40 sub Option 2 is to get a better set of mains and center. I can team these up with the somewhat crappy bookshelves I have from my old stereo as the rears. Right now I'm looking at Axiom M3ti's and center, but I would give some others a try as well if I decided to go this route. I haven't gotten around to doing much listening yet. If I get the Axioms from the factory outlet, it will cost about $100 more for the mains and center than the JBL package Now, I had been leaning towards Option 2, but I have seen a lot of posts lately saying that it is most desirable to have all speakers matching. So I guess what I'm wondering is do people think I would be better off with a nice set of mains and crappy rears (this is the better upgrade path, since i could later move the mains to the rear), or with a complete set like the JBLs? If a complete set would be better, are there any recommendations for me to look into besides the NSP1? I could probably push my budget for speakers to the $400-500 range (before sub). Would the Onkyo have enough power to drive the NSP1s? I'm slightly worried about the low sensitivity on those One note about the bookshelves I currently have. They don't have binding terminals, the speaker wire is permanantly attached. If I use these for my rears, would I be able to do something like run wire from the receiver to the back of the room and then connect that to the wires attached to the speakers?