Thanks Afrogt! I think I may go with the F12..although still considering the Performance 2. The $620 cost with shipping for these is a little much, plus as I said I already have nice Bose bookshelf speakers to use. If i use my Bose, i would then need to get the sub, 2 rears, and a center (buying individually??; which would probably add up pretty quick). Is there any problem with mixing speakers (ie. using my Bose as the 2 front speakers)? Or would I be better off going with a 5 speaker set? I really do not want to get tower speakers..would like them to be on the smaller side due to space issues.