Having read this forum for 6 months whilst saving my pennies it is finally time to make a decision. The amp decision I am comfortable with and it is likely to be between the Marantz SR5300 and the Yamaha RX-V630RDS. I am favouring the Marantz currently as the amp will also need to handle my music requirements due to space. I need a satellite/sub system for space and also for bass control. (I won't be playing the bass loud unless I want to annoy my neighbours (which can happen) as I am in a mid-terrace.) I was pretty settled on the Kef Eggs with some pretty good reviews, I like the styling etc. However, along come the Gallos and they are getting a lot of positive feedback, whilst the eggs appear less well thought of on this site. The issue is that my budget just about fits for the 6 KEF speakers, sub, stands and wires. Thus with KEF I could get a complete system - hurrah. If I go for the Gallo Balls and the associated stands etc. I will not be able to afford the £450 subwoofer for 6 months or longer. As I mentionned above, I do not need a lot of bass, however I am concerned that the lack of any low end support would impact my enjoyment through the cold winter months. Essentially, the help I need is: Assuming I get the Marantz SR5300, would the Gallos without a sub compare well with the KEF with a sub (albeit the unpopular PSW2000). I need to buy before christmas (I have been waiting months already) and if I suddenly keel over and die I will never make it into hifi heaven if I haven't bought any kit.