I run what should be a very good surround system, but something is letting it down Arcam fmj dv27 Lexicon MC1 KEF Reference 2 centre Keswick audio Amber floor standers for the front (cost about £1500 10 years ago) B&W CDM1 stander mounts for side 2 Mission dipoles for rear forget model, cost about £150 per pair Parasound 5 channel amp for centre and surrounds Roksan power amp for stereo front. Rel strata sub The front 3 are wired with Nordost Flatline gold. Floorstanders are bi wired. Centre is single wire The 4 surrounds are wired with a mixture of cheap speaker cables (about £2 or £3 per metre if i remember) I thought that the surrounds were just handling the altmosphere sounds, so full range wasn't that important. all speakers are set to cut off at 80 hz My logic was to have good cables for the stereo pair, with a spare bit for the centre, because stereo was my first love. The surrounds were ad ons at various stages. I've just upgraded my Kef ref 1 to Ref 2. Nice, but not dramatic improvement. I've just added the dipoles instead of the normal small rear speakers I had before (which used to be my main stereo speakers many moons ago). Not much difference. I've changed my Pioneer 737 for the Arcam - better sound definitely, but still something a bit lacking. I bought a second pair of floorstanders, and tried them instead of my Keswicks, and that didn't sort it out either. Could it be that my speaker cables are letting it down? Could it just be that I'm expecting too much from the surround sound experience?