Yup Sfbaydude, thats what I meant. I have heard some of these Boseo-targeted five speaker 'systems' that the mass-market retailers want 1500 for, and I cannot believe how bad they sound. You can get EXCELLENT two channel speakers (like Linns!) for that much. Further, some systems, like my small tube amp/imaging speaker setup, are great for music, but too wimpy for home theater. Others, like my receiver and bass heavy 'bright' speakers, are good for home theater but too coarse for music. Most (I know, not all) home theater components - vcr's, dvd players etc don't have good enough output sections to merit high end speakers/amps anyway. I just bought an $1100 Sony DVP-S7700 DVD player, and I think it sounds 'just ok' playing cd's. It doesn't hold a candle to my 12 year old sonographe sd-1 cd player. (probably not worth $50 on the used market). Movies sound very good through it though. Boom! Pow! Ratatatat ! Asta la vista baby!