It's pretty funny, after reading your thread top to bottom I noticed we have similar tastes, I am going all Sex and considered the A3's. But I decided to go the A5 route simply because for the same price of 2 A3s and 2 A1's with the A2 as a center the discounts with the group buy made the price the same. I'm only in a reserve spot so hopefully I can slip in, they really seem like a good company and the speakers have a certain "feel" to them. The Yamaha receiver was one I was looking at as well, in fact I created a thread comparing that AVR to an Onkyo 709 and Denon 2112, the consensus being that ypao doesn't eq a sub but audyssey eqXT does. And as far as subs go I was looking at a slightly different approach, I was eyeing up dual legends in place of a single empire, but have since gone to commiting to buy the outlaw ASAP to take advantage of the spectacular discount. I would love to see how your set-up turns out. What TV or PJ are you tying all of this to?