I bought a Kenwood HTB-501 back in 1999 back when 5.1 was starting to be affordable for the home. Back then I think I paid about $600 for the whole package.. it was a long time ago. The system came with 5.1 speakers including an 100W powered 8" amp. Anyway, I've outgrown the system and have decided to purchase a Yamaha RX-V1400 to replace the Kenwood VR-309 amp. Now I need to decide what to do with my old speakers. The new amp supports 6.1 so I'm thinking of adding a rear center speaker. I wonder whether I should re-use any of the old speakers, or whether to simply start from scratch. I listen to music & DVDs, and I also have a Digital Stage Piano (Roland RD700) hooked up to it, so having some speakers that do a good job with classical music and piano, as well as making Matrix and Lord of the Rings shine is important to me. The room is quite small (less than 300 square feet), with the couch backing up to within 2 feet of the rear wall (not sure if adding a rear center would make it too close to the couch). Also I already get existing complaints from my neighbors in my condo about bass bleed through, so while I do want some good bass quality, I'm not looking for something that's going to upset my neighbors further. I've been looking at the following speaker options.: I don't want to spend more than about $1000 so the aperions/nhts are a little more than what I want to spend.. NHT SB2 (x6) Aperion 522Ds (x6) Athena AS-B2 (x5)/AS-C1 Axiom M3Ti (x6) Perhaps you can offer some suggestions? Maybe I should go with more expensive main speakers(perhaps even full height rather than bookshelf) if any of the old kenwood speakers are worth keeping as rear speakers. I was also planning on re-using the old Kenwood sub to save some money. What are your thoughts?