I am still in the beginning of my research for my new system. I currently have a lower end Polk tower, center and surrounds. My issue if I had two large dogs, great dane and south african mastiff. One my speakers is constantly knocked over by these giants. Right now I attached ascent 340's due a lot for their stand that can be filled with a considerable amount of weight. Plus I like towers and they give the look. However I am open to bookshelves but need to heavy heavy stands to keep things in check and upright. Considering placing them on my entertained center but will yield less than ideal sonic results. Thanks folks. Price around Acscend but maybe a touch more as a lot of similar reviews are a bit cheaper being short a worker. I have a considerably sub no base isn't a concern. Fully a HT system.