I basically only own 2 speakers worth anything. Two 12" Cerwin Vega Floor speakers. They were given to me when a friend upgraded to a new set of CV, they both have recently replaced subs. I have done much reading and some chain store shopping without much to show for it. Basically, sales people want to push you into crappy surround sets with 4 satellite speakers and a crappy little sub to match, not for me. What I would like is suggestions on what to purchase on a moderate budget. Also, are my 12" floor CV's worth anything in the sound of my surround system? I have been to the Nohr, Paradigm, and Axiom web sites. They all have speakers which seem to be reasonably priced, but how to choose? Sorry, I am definitely a novice, however, I would like to make an educated purchase. Thanks in advance for any advice given. Going to buy: **Receiver **Any speakers necessary for an all around good sound, book shelve, surrounds, center, sub?