I am currently on the hunt for some decent speakers. I have a yamaha RX-V1400 receiver. I have looked at all of my options in my local area and here's some questions. My budget for speakers is about $1800 for the 5 pieces and a sub. My budget seems to get me just a little less than what I like anywhere I seem to go. For my budget the choice I fell for was the monitor 70 fronts, monitor 50 rears, CS2 center and Velodyne 12" sub. I like the look and polk "seems" to be a pretty safe bet for the money. I play lead electric guitar over music with a good amp so I need it loud and always wanted the true theater experience for the living room. Everywhere I look the opinion is: buy whatever I think sounds good. Unfortunately most stores carry limited brands for a side by side comparison and the rooms are all different sizes and shapes with speakers powered by different kinds of receivers. I just don't know. Am I on the right track or drooling over speakers that will think suck once I know what I'm talking about. Any help would be greatly appreciated.