Hi, I have a dilemma and would welcome advice and opinions. My current system is comprised of: Sony KP41SU - TV Arcam AV8 - Processor/Pre-amp Roksan AV5 - 5-channel power amp Arcam CD23 - CD Player Pioneer 656 - DVD-V/DVD-A/SACD player B&W 805 - Front speakers B&W HTM2 - Centre speaker B&W 610 - Rear speakers Sonus Faber Gravis - Subwoofer Denon Tuner Cleary this system is slightly unbalanced from an auditory perspective and would benefit from the following upgrades before I would personally consider it 'finished': 1. New rears to replace my current 200 quid 15 year old speakers. Would probably upgrade to B&W SCM-1s at 1500 quid. 2. A beefier power amp. Something between an Arcam P7 and a Krell Showcase. Worst case is that this would cost me around 6K net in total. This has made me pause to think about whether I really want to spend the money on what I regard as merely a fairly logical upgrade to my system. This has coincided with me also getting hacked off with the complexity and sheer obtrusive nature of the number of boxes in my living room (electronic components, 6 speakers, big TV etc). Also, I hold out no great hope for multi-channel audio - I bought 4 hi-res audio discs at the same time as I bought my Pioneer universal player and have bought none since (cos there are none which appeal). Basically, I'm considering jacking the whole 5.1 thing in and going back to a simple two channel system. Instead of spending up to six grand on an upgrade to my 5.1 system I could simplify my living room and my life by buying something like the following: Krell Integrated amp - 2700 quid B&W 805 signature - 2500 quid Denon 2900 - 600-ish? I'd sell the centre, current front speakers and pre and power amps and end up spending around 2K net to make the transition back to 2-channel. I'm not expecting anyone to make my mind up for me (nor would I want them to). However, I would welcome anyone's opinion about this and would also like to know if anyone else is feeling the urge to go back to a nice and simple 2-channel system? Regards, Jules.