Hi Guys, We're looking at doing an upgrade of the sounds system in our house. Basically this a total upgrade of everything except the sources (we'll keep the same CD player etc). That means a new amp, speakers, sub and wiring. The first stage is to get a good 2.1 system of floor standing speakers with a very good amp, preferably with 5.1-7.1 capability if we want to add satellites down the track. Consider the budget to be in the 3-5K mark for the two main floor standing speakers and the amp, satellite speakers and sub are separate. At the moment we have only looked into retail stuff, some Dali speakers and an Onkyo Amp as per below. Speakers: Dali Concept 10 Amp: Onkyo TX-SR875 Any suggestions on good brands to investigate for the amp and off the shelf (i.e. floorstanding, non custom) speakers? I should say we're fans of decent size cones, none of these trendy piss little 3 inch cone speaker sets that seem to be all the rage. Personally I think the above speakers are a little on the small size and lacking mid range flexibility in terms of the cone size. We are considering custom built as an option also and I think two speakers each with the following in them would be a good option: 1x12 1x9 1x6 or 1x6.5 Plus a tweeter Then have a separate sub also to complete the 2.1 setup. The main thing we really want is good speakers and a good amp to start with. We can purchase the sub later on down the track if its going to stretch the budget too much to get it all at once, but still suggestions would be appreciated for what to consider. Also need some info on wiring. The speakers are going to need a cable length of approx 20m each (from where the amp is and the convoluted route the cable needs to follow). Obviously over a length like that drop will be an issue. What cabling do you think is up to the job? Cheers for any input.