I'd like to keep the budget at around 1000 but willing to go over a couple hundred or so if it is worth it. I haven't heard those klipsch specficially but am just going off of reviews and specs that seem to match what I would want. Those BIC floorstanding speakers that was mentioned above seem great but my only concern is what people said about lack of midrange. I don't know the exact dimensions of my downstairs handy, so all I can say is that it is large (typical size living room / dining room and kitchen, all open together) and I have the BIC America F12. I don't plan on ever really getting a 7.1 or even a 5.1 setup. I actually prefer 2.1, but still want a good receiver if I decide to upgrade speakers even more down the road.
Any thoughts on Polk Audio TSI500?