OK, my forays into the speaker world are as frought with confusion as any other in the H/C universe and I believe I am loosing my way (or mind!) It has just occured to me that I am approaching the whole affair from a soley homegenous standpoint, believing this to be the only way. However, I have never considered (until now) that perhaps I should be looking to 'mix n' match' and hence broaden my options and possibly get more value for my money. M&K (K-Series), B&W (600s3 series), Castle (Richmond 3i) give you an idea of the style, size and budget of speaker I'm looking at. When consideing 4 (of any of the above), plus a matching centre, plus a matching sub, then the price is astronomical (in my view anyway). Should I therefore be looking to buy less expensive rears and free up budget to concentrate on the fronts and centre? I'm not quite sure how this would work but any suggestions would be welcomed. I can't go into Hi-Fi shops and demo every speaker on the market, so I have to get down to a resonable list. I still wish to maintain some degree of uniformity and have a set of speakers which at least don't look out of place together, if not entirely all by the same manufacturer. Thoughts? Room = 13ft x 10ft x 6.7ft (attached pic of front wall I will be projecting onto with positions of speakers). Rears have to be wall mounted.