It's not been my week.... The plasma got took out by lightning, so I thought I would recommission my old audio kit. Made my cat5 cables up and woke it all up. Brilliant, so much top end response, but very little bass and mid range. Has the cat5 made it too bright I thought. Let it all warm up, but no there was a definite warble to the mid range and virtually no bass. Off come the covers. Oh dear. Lots of rubber in the bottom of the covers that once used to form part of the cones. Looks like speakers have a definite life expectancy! So I need a replacement for my beloved Mission 707's Currently I have a Cyrus DVD-8 which I'm intending to partner with the AV-8 and three SmartPowers, which I may add a pair of Cyrus monoblocks to to run the fronts if it doesn't have enough oomph. I am woefully out of touch with speakers though. What is there that has a nice rich sound. I like it detailed so I can hear the frets on a guitar, but I don't like a sharp sound. I am going to be using it all as part of a home cinema setup so speakers that compliment each other are on the cards. The room is fairly large, so small speakers are out. Oh, and the budget is already very depleted, so I can't really run into megabucks. Any advice welcome.