I'm in the final stages of planning what will be the sound system for my PC/future HTPC and while I've got a good idea what sound card and speakers I'll be using, I'm a bit unsure about which amp/receiver to use. So far I'm planning on using the following: Sound Card - Auzen X-Fi HomeTheater HD (http://www.auzentech.com/site/products/x-fi_hometheater_hd.php) Speakers - Canton Movie QX 150 (Black) (http://www.canton.de/en-produktdetail-movie-movie150qx.htm) I've got a loose budget of $1500 on the speakers and amp/receiver and I'll be most likely buying stuff from JB Hi-Fi; I've got a friend there who can get me cost price on items. The reason why I'm going with the Canton's is because I don't have a huge amount of space and something with a relatively small footprint is something I'm leaning towards. Also I'm getting a 45% discount on them (to somewhere near $850) and that's an important factor too. As for which amp/receiver, I'd be considering all the main brands (Yamaha, Denon, Onkyo, Harmon Kardon) and it'd need to be something that allows for at least 1 HDMI input cable. In terms of price, I'd be considering something from $500-$1200 (as I might be able to get some discounts on some brands). If anyone has any comments or suggestions on either the amp/receiver or the speakers/sound card, I'd love to hear it.