I recently just purchased a new home theatre speaker system and avr. I purchased RTIA7's, CSIA6, FXIA6 and DSWPro550wi and a Yamaha rxa-720. I set a budget of $2700 and met it with no problem. I am enjoying my system tweaking things in and wondering about other setups. I am not an audiophile by no means but enjoy good sound in a HT setting and listening to my old CD's and digital audio. When I went shopping I went to a few hi-end shops to check them out. I had a shop try to sell me some Sonus Faber Venre's or Focal Chorus 800v's and a Integra AVR. The two towers alone would almost have killed my budget. They did sound fantastic but I never heard them thru an AVR. It was an pre amp, amp setup. My question lies while these things sound sweet how would they sound in a HT environment as a 2 channel setup vs. my multi channel Polk system. Would you get the full surround effect? My biggest mistake was buying an avr without pre outs my system would like more power I am sure. My best setup to date s running YPAO then using the avr to set the center to small, towers to large and surrounds to large with the volume at the sub a 23 and the pass turned all the way up, then at the avr set the cross to 60 and check the extra bass. I have avr set up as a 5 channel bi amp. My center is at 12.2 ft, lf at 10 ft, rf at 11.4 ft, sub a t 10.2 ft and rs6.4 ft, ls 10 ft. Center a +1.5 db, lf 0 db, rf +2 db, rs -3.5 db, ls -1.db sub at +.05. What would have been your choices between my multi channel or 2 channel options?