I'm starting to research/build my home theater system. Right now I'm looking at either getting the Denon 3311 or Yamaha RX-A1000. Looking for a 2-zone receiver. I will have my home theater system in the basement above the theater room is my living and dinner room approximately 18 x 13 feet. I wish to have 2 tower speakers in the living/dining room, this will be used for music purposes (i.e. airplay). If I were to get the Denon 3311 and set up my ht as a 7.1, I will have to get an amp to power zone 2 in my living room, however I still don't know what receiver I will be getting and if I will be setting a 7.1 (most probably though). Now my question is what kind of speakers should I get? I'm a beginner when it comes to home theater systems especially speakers. What are peoples suggestions? My budget is $600-700 on the pair of speakers. I was looking at the Klipsch RF-82 II, is this too excessive (and expensive for my books) for that room size. I was also looking into Polk Audio tower speakers. Any help would be much appreciated.