For those who are trying to learn about home theater from the ground up, as quickly as possible, I have a sug.gestion. The December issue of Audio Video Interiors magazine in stores is bagged with booklet "How to design, build, and calibrate your home theater". My subscription copy did not have it. It is written by Russ Herschelmann, who also has the long running column "Home Theater Architect" in Stereophile Guide to Home Theater. It covers a lot of material in 30 pages, including tips on areas most of us would not think of until after the fact. Another piece of good literature: Alton Everest's classic book on acoustics ( forgot the exact name, sorry) is just out in 4th edition. It contains significant new material not in the 2nd edition. You will probably have to order it through your local bookstore or amazon.com.