It has come down to those three speaker manufacturers for my HT setup. I will be using 2 pair of either the Wharfedale 8.1, Athena AS-B1 or Polk RTi4's for front LR and rear LR, plus the corresponding Centers... I have a decent sub, the Atlantic Tech 172PBM that I will retain. I've read separate reviews of all three speakers (both on this board and otherwise) and all three seem to have praise for both music and HT applications. They are all within my budget, and I'd love to hear some opinions comparing the three (or even two) against one another. Thanks in advance (again)!