thanks sightseeker, I am still pondering but I am going to check out the reviews that you linked.
I made a slight change to my system, or should I say I gave myself more options. I sort of went on a buying frenzy so here is what I am receiving now:
pair of F2.2s
2 pairs of B1s
pair of R1s
athena 400sub (all for $650, not too bad if I dont say so myself) Just need that receiver.
Here is what I was thinking since I have all of these speakers and only want a 5.1 setup in my basement...I was going to use the Fs for fronts, a B for center, and the Rs for rears, with the sub tacked on. Then, since I have 3 Bs left, I was going to set them up in my very small spare bedroom, or I was going to run the other 3 upstairs into my sitting room/living room, but I would like to run them from the basement receiver...anyone know of a receiver that has this multiroom/different source function.? I think the HK 330 has it, but I am not sure...very open to suggestions but do not want to break the bank. I spent 650 so far, so if i can find something around $300, I will stay under budget (which by the way started at $400, and thanks to my new addiction, I have capped at $1000 - without wire and cables, those my fiance agreed to buy).