Greetings from yet another newbie. With what I fear may be a familiar question...(sorry). New home cinema setup in progress (1st time). DVD player procured (thank you Nick - Limit 900SE, complete with handling marks - & seems to work fine for the price). Amp - a bit tba but probably from Yamaha 640/Marantz 5400/Denon 1804 selection. HK an outside choice (don't know the range very well) or maybe even Onkyo? Anyway back to the point of this (hopefully): Usual 50/50 split between music and cinema. Usual reasons for sub/satellite route as well (existing ageing hifi being relocated to a safe room so still usable elsewhere). Speaker budget - prob in the 400-850 mark I think. If I can get something great for the 500-600 mark then fine. List so far: Canton CD1 (found a supplier, though no demo); Canton CD2.22 (just in higher price range); Kef 2002.5 (heard and could fit the bill - no cheap ones round here so long journey may be in prospect) B&W VM1 (to be demoed) Mirage Omni Micro (interesting reviews - where do you get them from?); Celestion AV305; JM Lab Sib & Cub; Infinity Oreus. Safe bet is probably the eggs, the Mirages look interesting, especially with their tolerance of positioning (may be a benefit with layouts still in discussion phase) but maybe risky? Cantons have been mentioned here a few times but again demoing seems nigh on impossible - CD1 on the lower end of the budget, would the 2.22 be worth it??. Oreus again look interesting but demo issues again here. Not going for full on volume/heavy bass - more a balanced sound. Ususlly prefer a warm rounded sound with reasonable detail - don't care for harsh treble at all. Grateful for your suggestions/feedback on the above - have spent the last month or 2 reading the mags and haunting the forum. Now have to actually go and make some choices (at last)!