Hi Guys. I've been lurking around here for a while and trying to pick up some good pointers. I was wondering if someone could help me out with my set up. I just bought a 50 inch Sony SXRD projection TV. I don't watch a ton of movies so I am not interested in a home theater set-up. Just 2 channel stereo. I will be watching lots of sporting events on tv and watching music/concert dvd's and listening to lots of music. I just picked up RUSH's R30 and RUSH in Rio dvd's. I mainly like rock/ POP. Lots of Metallica, RUSH , Van Halen, etc. Also like some R&B like Al Green, Bill Withers, etc. My room is 19 by 14 with a angled(vault) ceiling that starts at 9 ft. and end at around 16 feet high. It is an open family room with just a small half wall seperating the room from the kitchen. I will need floor standing speakers, a receiver, and a new cd player. I have an old Optimus STAV-3370 (Professional Series) receiver which is 11 years old as it was my wife's when she was in college. I guess I need to upgrade it. My general budget would be around $600 for speakers $350 to $400 for receiver and $200 to $300 for cd player/changer. I've looked into the JBL Northridge E-100 with the 10 inch woofers. I just don't know if I should try and buy 2 kick butt towers , or 2 floor standing speakers with a sub( I have no experience with subs at all). I have heard good things about Klipsch, Ascend and Axiom. Do these companies make good floorstanding speakers that would be good enough to stand alone without a sub? Also, since I am into music dvd's and cd's, would I need a receiver with digital inputs? I know most stereo receivers only have the regular red/white/yellow inputs. I appreciate any help you guys can give me!!