Hi, This is a follow-up to the many threads that were discussing the KEF Q1 HT setup. This is my first HT setup. Prior to this I had a 29 inch TV running with a HK stereo amp and a pair of JBL speakers. My new setup is: Denon 2802 AV Receiver 6 KEF Q1's KEF PSW 1000 Sub Pioneer DVD 533 DVD player Panasonic LT712E Projector Da-Lite 120" screen All this in a dedicated HT room 5.3 X 4.2 (meters) I live in the middle east and the post services are terrible. So getting it from the net is not a good idea. We do not have a local KEF agent in Oman, so I had to make the purchase during a trip to Dubai, this is the nearest KEF dealer. In Oman, I demoed the Energy Encore, Energy Athena, Some Mirages, JBL's, Yamaha's ... etc. In Dubai I demoed the Eggs, and the Eggs with a REL sub, and a pair of Q1's as fronts. The shop refused to open up two more pairs of Q1's for a 6.1 demo. With the Q1's as surrond fronts and a Q9 center and KHT2001 surrond backs, the system sounded terrible. I could not make out the dialogue. My guess was that these speakers were not matched. To cut a long story short, I demoed one pair Q1's only with some of my music CD's and the sound was unblievable. So I went ahead and bought three pairs of Q1's. I could not get a REL subwoofer, the demo piece was pre-sold, so I had to settle for a KEF PSW 1000 sub. I also bought some black speaker stands. I paid GBP 188 per Q1 pair, and GBP 150 for the Sub. Last Tuesday, I connected all together with some low quality speaker cables (could not get good qualit stuff). And switched on the system, first thing was to setup the 2802. I had no previous exposure to an AV reciever, but the whole think took 15 minutes. All the background reading I did here and in other places paid off. I initially set the Sub crossover at 100. I then played "Eric Clapton's unplugged" and was not blown away as I expected. The sound was good, but not that good. So I went through the Denon setup screens and setup the crossover at 120. I also played all the test tones and found that all the speakers functioned except the sub. It was connected and powered, but the ON switch was turned off. I turned the sub on and adjusted the volume so I can hear a little rumble. The played the same DVD and I WAS blown away. The sound that comes out of the KEF's was very sweet. I have owned this DVD for some time and it was one of the Demo discs that I took to various demonstrations. But I never heard the sound coming so sweet. Then I played "The Mummy - Special Edition" Using the DTS track, and the sound was brilliant. Since then I played over 28 hours of projector time (I had a week off work), and I still admire the speakers. During last nights session, I think that the speakers improved then the first day. I know somethings about run-in time, and I think that the improvements are due to the system bieng run-in. I cannot wait for it to be properly run-in. The second learning point that I want to share to all fellow newbies, is that the Denon 2802 is VERY powerful. I initially wanted to go for the 3802, but could not find anyone locally that stocked it. I found only one dealer with 2802. So I settled for it, but I was cursing my luck "ONLY 90 watts !". Now I cannot put the volume nob half-way without causing serious damage to my ears. 90 Watts as Denon calculates is is VERY loud. It fills my room and can be heard from outside the house at half-way, I did not dare put it all the way yet, I know the Q1's would take it, but I am not sure I can. The third learning point is that the Sub is very important. The KEF sub I got is not very nice. I should have listened to all the recommendations and waited for a REL. I will probably get a REL in November, on my next business trip to Dubai. Or I might go for a local Yamaha Sub, the specs seems identical. In summary, this setup is very highly recommended, except the sub. I am very HAPPY with my first Home Theatre. Thanks to all the people in this forum for helping me and others to make the right decisions. And thanks to Uncle ERIC for being the first to point out the Q1's as a possiblity for a HT. The recommendation was well-made. I will try to answer any questions regarding the new setup. Please note the time difference.