I just ordered the 590 to upgrade from the HTIB that I have. (The HTIB although claiming 1000 watts is probably only pushing 15w fronts, 25 watts center, and 15-20 watts surround, It has a subwoofer but powered by the HTIB reciever)
Center: CELESTION F35C: 2X4" speakers (down to 80hz with bass reflex, 1x 3/4" titanium tweeter 20khz upper cutoff (65$ usd)
L&R: Sony SS-F6000 Floor-Standing 4-Way Speakers with 6.5" Woofer. 150w power handling. ($141.88)
Surrounds: Bose 151 outdoor 10/100 watts 4ohm.(free/NOT STOLEN)
Compliments: Pn58b550 tv, Ps3 via HDMI, Cable box via component, HTPC 192kbs mp3s-FLAC via 1/8" to RCA.
As of right now I do not have a powered sub, I am considering getting a BIC Audio PL200 in a month. After that, I think Ill get a pair of Sony SSF-7000s for 206$ and use those as my fronts, with the ssf-6000s as my surrounds.
My hopes with this reciever is that I will be able to achieve desirable volume from movies from the PS3 and also have access to the new audio encodings. Also, my HTPC to HTIB is quiet as well (I often have to dial the volume to 42 out of 50 on the HTIB reciever). Basically Im wondering what kind of decibel levels Ill be able to achieve with this setup, and if upgrading down the road with the ssf-7000s will be much of an enhancement? I welcome any input and advice. For music I would only be using a 2.0-2.1 setup. (Upon review of the purchases I will be breaking the 1,000 dollar mark... I hope the quality supersedes that of other $1,000 systems)