Hi all, Just in the middle of upgrading my AV setup and am now onto the speaker stage. I would like to spend around the £1K mark but could probably stretch it to £1.5k if necessary. I wasn't thinking about using my new AV setup for much music as I have an old ut ok-ish hifi, but we have now decided to get rid of the hifi to create more room in our living area so we now need the speakers to be good all-rounders (around 40% = games, 30% = movies, 30% = music). I have yet to demo anything on the speaker front yet as I am not entirely sure what I am looking for apart from the fact I am buying a 7.1 amp but want to start off with a 5.1 setup - which leads me into question number 1: Is it better to mix the makes of speakers between subs, centre, fronts and rears or do the speaker packages work just as well? Secondly I like my music loud - we quite often invite half the street round for parties etc so as I can enjoy loud music without causing issues with the neighbours So these speakers need to be able to withstand regular beatings of dance music and booming basslines. Thirdly - space is not an issue neither are looks, so my next question is, is it better to buy floor standing, sattelite/bookshelf etc? I have been looking at the SVS SBS-01 & SB12 Sub 5.1 Speaker Package and will hopefully arrange a demo of these soon. But any advise will be thankfully accepted and greatly appreciated.