Hi guys, I'm sure I'm not the first guy and definitely not the last one ... but just when I had decided on what to get, the sales guy came along and upset the apple cart Living in Singapore and visited the Harman Kardon distributor here. Yup, got my eyes and ears on a HK set. Originally I had wanted a 330 or 507 (pending on price) and well they counter-offered: HK 330 - 370 quids HK 430 - 500 quids HK 507 - 500 quids And ... HK 5550 for 330 quids. Got the chance to compare 507 and 5550 side by side. Sound wise, little to separate between the two ... However, not sure whether my eyes was playing tricks with my ears ... the 507 sounded better to me. Clearer, more distinct, and the separation seems to be better. A thin line though but discernible with comparison. No chance to test out 330 and 430 on the same setup ... they've got them hooked up on different speakers. However the nice folks there promised to let me audition the different sets when I return again... Assuming that there is little difference sound wise between the 330, 430, 507 and 5550 (valid assumption?), is it better to plonk the money on better speakers or just get the best my money can get? I wanted to spend abt 1000 quid on the system.