I work at a electronic store, so most of the stuff I can get fairly cheap. I am not a super Audiophile, just want good stuff so I can bother my neighbor (hahaha). I saw the Yamaha HT5590 at my store. It has 700 watt's like any new Audio person I zoomed in on that. Yea I know its not watts that matter. That's why I am hear. I own a Kenwood HTB w/powered 8" sub. Not bad for the price I purchased it at. But now I am ready to move on. I can get the Yamaha HT5590 for 472.99+tax (I hate Tax) and I was going to pair it with JBL Studio Series Speakers. the 38II's are 270.00 a pair the center is 137. The backs would be the S26's I think can rem they cost 217. pair. Last would be the SVS Sub. Yes as you can guess I have been reading post's I will splurge on that sub. One it will last me a life time. And the bragging right's would be fun. Any comments I would love to hear negative or positive if you can beat the speaker performance price. I would entertain the thought of purchasing different. Only if the price was 5% diff. Thanks for the reply's Art.