Quite new to AV and would greatly appreciate some help as where to start on putting together a new system. Ideally, would prefer a one make solution; something which is fairly easy to set-up and operate; and provides decent music playback, music being more important than video, (70/30 usage) and which also looks good. Have a budget of circa £5000 for dvd, ampliifer, speakers, cables etc. Have been considering Arcam, one concern is given that the DV79 and AVR300 are around 2 years old, are replacements due soon? But obviously well respected. Have also looked at Marantz DV7600 but it's natural partner appears to be the SR8500 but the dvi switching is a turn-off, although it's not vital, I can see the point of HDMI switching and would pursue that route if such switching is really something you guys would recommend as future proofing. I guess another alternative is Primare, which I have read about on the forums but have no experience or knowledge of whatsoever. I know a new Pioneer dvd player and receiver is imminent but each appears very complex, and my previous experience of Pioneer (admittedly many years ago) was a very bright sound, which clearly can be mitigated through careful speaker matching. As regards speakers, again I've been busy reading the posts here and Quads and MA Radius seem popular - ideally would like slim and attractive floorstanders for fronts and surrounds if my budget allows. I live in Lincoln and we are restricted for hifi dealers -a very small Superfi and a Sevenoaks (though Notingham, Sheffield etc are within easy reach) I ventured into the latter today and the guy tried to sell me the Arcam duo as the solution to all my problems... I also visited a Sheffield dealer a few weeks ago and his solution was a Linn Unidisk SC (an HDMI version apparently is launched next month) and an AV5125 (on offer at £1200 as apparently recently replaced) into Kef Q Speakers, breaking the budget but bearable. I can't demo the Linn and Arcam, let alone Primare, together anywhere locally and am getting more and more confused! Help!