Thankx everyone, its good to know that the ol' tannoys can be salvaged. Now the only problem is the AR centre speaker...how do I find out that model ?! If I were to use the 609s as fronts, what would be a good recommendation for rears? If I can stick with older models I wouldn't mind...but it'd be ceiling mounted..so I'd like to have them small. Please advise Has anyone tested the Missions against the Tannoys, any comments?