I would be grateful for any advice here - I'm really getting in a muddle over just what I SHOULD consider and realistically what budget might be appropriate. As you can see from my specs below, my speaker system is based on a Ruark package, initialy recommended and demo'd courtesy of my local specialist Soundcraft HiFi. So, prologues at the front and the epilogues currently at the rear. Would I really get a significant benefit by adding something like the monitor audio silver Sfx and spending £300 (ish), to upgrade the speaker package initially to 6.1 (what the VA555ES is capable of) and 7.1 later (by bolting on an extra amp). OR, for the effects speakers, would I be just as well getting a much cheaper set at say £100. The reason I mention the monitor Audio speakers is because of a visit to Sevenoaks HiFi today. Should I be considering anything else if I am to do proper justice to the current Ruark set up? Hope someone out there can clear up the confusion.