Thanks, the room isn't that large and I have had 7.1 speaker setups but all were just not what I wanted, too many cables, poor quality speakers, bad choices, so I bought the best I could afford and got a pair of speakers, instead of 7.1 of lesser quality. In terms of bang for buck, these rock. I would love to own a pair of B&W 805 signature series bookshelf speakers one day, matched to a NAD T175 or NAD T 785 and a C372 amp, mmmm one day! Why bookshelf, with little ones running around bookshelves are less prone to damage and the price is right. Also I don't have the cash or the necessary amps to run floor speakers. '