Hi, I posted a thread in the 'General Hardware' forum suggesting my planned set-up and whether or not it would suffice. The link is here if anyone is interested - What do you think? However, after a number of positive comments I thought I was finally there with my choices.....oh no, not yet! After closer inspection of the specs for the Onkyo TX-SR500E receiver it suggestes not to use speakers below 6 ohms for the centre and rears. According to Trina Koppang of Canton Electronics Corporation, the Canton CD1s have a nominal impedance of 4 ohms. Therefore I feel they should not be paired with the Onkyo receiver, although I am waiting for confirmation from Canton on this point. This now leaves me in the situation of choosing an alternative receiver and my eyes are drawn to the Yamaha RX-V650. It is a little more than the Onkyo, but as I am now spreading my purchases over a few months I can probably stretch the budget. I have contacted Yamaha and they have confirmed that the RX-V650 would have no trouble driving the CD1s, good news! Does anyone have any suggestions about the RX-V650, good or bad? I think it should fit the bill nicely and Yam receivers seem to get a lot of praise. Cheers, Mark.