Ok .. so after being persuaded to go 7.1, I'm now on the search for new surrounds. Went to the M&K site and looked at these new column tripole surrounds. Has anyone heard these ????? Looks like a nice solution along with the 150 column surrounds (non tripole) either side of the sofa. I think for enjoying a movie in 7.1, I might be tempted to pull the sofa away from the back wall and have the 150's to the side maybe slightly forward to the listening position and the tripoles 1 ft behind. I'll be situated across a 12 * 17ft room somewhere in the middle against the back wall. Any comments ??? I think these are both about 1K per pair.