Hi guys. Just joined the forum and making my first post from Norway I'm in the process of buying my first home cinema equipment, and could really use some advice. It is important to me that my equipment performs well(!) when playing music as well as watching movies. I'm looking for a buy in the budget class. Until now, I have been considering 3 brands (right word?). I want my receiver and my dvd player to be the same brand. 1. Yamaha. Been looking at RX-V450 or RX-V550. Not found any Yamaha DVD player I fancy yet. 2. Pioneer. Have absolutely no idea if they have good receivers, but I may get a good deal on Pioneer through work... Heard they are very good on DVD players. 3. Marantz. SR4400/SR5400 and DV4400/DV6400. This is where my heart is. I've read that Marantz is very competent when it comes to sound. When it comes to the speakers I'm kinda thinking about getting something from the Kef Reference series. Anybody have an experience with this? How will these small speakers perform when I want to just listen to music? I was hoping someone could write me a couple of words if they have something to say after reading my post. I know it is kinda vague, but I have to start somwhere, right?