I currently use Mirage Omni 60's 50's and cc for my home theater.I noticed that when I do bass sweep tests with my mirage speakers, at the lower frequencies, when I manually raise the volume, I hear tiny static pops each time it jumps a notch. I assumed that it was the distortion for bursts of power sent from the amp each time the volume was raise one notch and not clipping. I do not hear it during normal listening. should this be a concern? here is my current set up with the omnis and measurements http://www.geocities.com/RnB180/ I want to upgrade to speakers with better sound stage and sharper imaging. Will these speakers provide better quality sound, compared to my Mirage omni's? My Omnis are far too bright for my tastes are the rockets bright sound speakers? I currently use a harmon kardon avr 225 to drive them, -Stereo Mode: 70 watts per channel @ < 0.07% thd, 20Hz-20kHz @ 8 ohms -5 channel surround mode (power per individual channel): 60 watts per channel @ < 0.07% thd, 20Hz-20kHz @ 8 ohms -Surround modes: Dolby Digital, DTS, Pro Logic II --------------- Ive made a decision to upgrade my speakers, I cant afford to upgrade all at once so I will be doing it piece by piece, im looking first at the center rocket rsc 200 first, since the Mirage CC is the currently the weakest speaker in my set up. the I was considering the 550's, will my hk be strong enough to power it? safely? i want to use those as fronts and maybe the another set of 550's for the rears. can someone tell me what the sonic difference is between the 750's and 550's? since the center channel uses the same drivers as the 550s I would assume that would be a better voice match? is it worth the extra $500? I was also looking into the swans which are cheaper, can some who have owned both swans and rockets tell me the difference between the two? the swan Center seems to be very lacking in the frequency range, which is why im looking at the beefier rocket CC, Ive also heard that the swans are very power hungry, so I do not think I will use them. thanks!