like the man said, the x2000 is all you need, and save money. i always like it when i hear = its all you need, good enough for you,or save money. way back in the day i went into a big stereo store and asked why the yamaha 50 watt per channel was $465.00 and why was the sony 135 watt per channel only $375.00, well sound quality, distortion. anyway im a yamaha fan, have been one for 40 + years. now if you want something with all the bells and whistles, something thats been around for 40 years that i know of, and you feel that you get what you pay for, well then the yamaha. i bought the yamaha rx-a1020 about a month ago to upgrade from my old yamaha rx-v620 and have no regrets at all. there is nothing wrong with my old rx-v620, just wanted something with the newest tech. ive been nothing but happy with it. i think the heart of any good surround sound system is going to be your receiver, you can pick up deals on speakers down the road, but i would want to buy a used receiver, speakers yes. you can buy a set of used good speakers and if one of them is blown you can replace the speaker inside itself, at a fraction of the cost of buying new. even if you cant find the speaker, woofer, tweeter or midrange, you can send it out and have it rebuilt. have already checked into it. if you can wait then the yamaha rx-a1030 will go down in price. i paid $699.00 for my 1020. i have a feeling the 1030 will do the same in a while.