Hiya all, I'm starting to think about putting together a new audio system for my small living room: about 12 by 10 feet square, 12 foot ceilings of poured concrete. Please see the Receivers forum for a similar post in that direction and more information about the room. Before asking which speaker types or makes are best for small rooms, allow me to ask: am I crazy to want to go out and get decicated audio-only speakers, then get a cheaper home theatre surround speaker pacakge seperately? An HTIB will give me an amp and the home theatre speakers, but will often throw in a DVD player that I dont need, or the amp itself will be weak on full out audio performance, and the speakers themselves arent nearly as good for regular audio. I also don't want to clutter up my small space, so I'd like to keep the speakers to a minimum: the two main audio speakers (I should add they'd have to be of bookshelf size), L and R main channel, centre, 2 rear, and a small and discreet (not too bass heavy) sub-woofer. As for price range, with these needs in mind Im looking to spend about 500 USD or so for the pair of audio-only speakers and about 250-300 USD for the home theatre speakers. For that range the Yamaha NSP106 speaker bundle looks attractive but I'm concerned about their quality and their appropriateness for a small room (I like Yamaha amps, but I really don't know about their speakers). As for the two main audio speakers, well, there are so many choices and good names in this range I'd don't know where to start. Energy? JBL? Is Bose worthwile at the low end? Thanks in advance for your consideration!