I just finished the basement and now its time to bring the current equipment downstairs and start hooking it up. Over the weekend I had some problems, but also wanted to add some additional features to the basement so I figured lets kill 2 birds with one stone and ask the experts for some help. First to what I currently own. I have an Onkyo TX-NR801 for my receiver. I have 2 Sony ss-k70ed speakers for the front. (150 watts per speaker) with the same model center channel that came with the fronts. My sub was a Sony SA-WX700, 250 watt with powered amp inside. During the move something must of happened and now it doesn't work. It powers on but no bass comes out. So the first question is do I need to buy the same sub woofer (which I liked), or because I don't really use the amp inside of it can I go with some 150 watt sub from another company? If so any suggestions on a good sub for a fair price? I just bought 6 in-ceiling Bose 191 speakers. I plan to use 2 of the speakers for the surround sound speakers and the other 4 for a zone 2, (2 speakers above my pool table) and (2 by the bar area). I spoke with Crutchfield and they set me up with an MVC Hub and 2 wall controls for the bar and pool table area. I have them run through wall controls but over the weekend I couldn't get much sound. The plan was to use my zone 2/back surround on my onkyo (which I couldn't even get to work, another issue for another day) but I was barely getting any sound out of them so now I think I need an additional amp. I was looking at the Onkyo M-282 but because it is only a 2 channel and I also want to add 2 speakers to the outside on the deck, I don't know if that is enough power. I haven't found anything else besides a 2 channel or a 12 channel amp online, do they actually make like a 6 channel amp anywhere? I see the NilesSI-1230 is like $1200 online, wouldn't it be cheaper for me to just by another receiver and bridge it with my onkyo? (don't know if I can hear same source though all speakers that way) Are the Bose 191s going to give me enough power and sound or do I need to look for different speakers? What I am trying to do is I would like to have it setup so that if we were listening to music or watching a football game, that if someone was in the bar or pool table area they could just hit the wall control and turn up the volume to listen to the sound. Just as if we were outside we could turn the wall control up and listen to whatever the receiver was playing outside as well. Any help is greatly appreciated. Week 1 NFL is almost here and I really want to have this system up and running by than.