For the last 4 years, the speakers I've had are Klipsch quintet III system with a Klipsch 12" sub. I'm really not feeling these speakers anymore. I've had to get them warranted two times already and I'm not crazy with the sound or how loud they get. I want some speakers with a powerful/warm sound, but that are also able to make highs sound really crisp. I use my speakers for lots of movies and when I watch cable sometmes for sports games, but also to listen to music a couple times a week. So I want something that will sound great with a good action movie and with music(all kinds). I like the idea of a DIY build in the sense of getting a better speaker for the value, but I have no idea how to build a cross over(I'm sure I could learn, but don't want to mess anything up) and I am decent at wood work. I only have a circular saw though, i'm sure I would need to buy a power saw. I've read up on some threads on DIY speakers, I've heard of Dayton. It's been about a year since the last time I looked at it. I have one speaker saved on my computer though, it's titled the Dayton 8. Now I would also like some book shelf type speakers and a center channel. So what are some other ones and any tips if I would actually do it myself. It would be nice to just buy speakers, but I don't want to spend 500 dollars for a speaker and be able to build something just as good for $100. I like the looks of a lot of speakers you can buy though. Basically, I'm afraid I won't get the sound I want if I buy already built speakers for a decent price. Size of the speakers aren't an issue. I would be getting or buying these over time, so budget is up in the air. Any help is appreciated, sorry for the jumpiness of this thread, I don't know a lot about all of this so my mind is jumping all over.