I am looking for a bookshelf system that is wife friendly, with a budget of $1,500.00. I have read all related threads going back 1 year. I also looked at every speaker link attached to them. It would take forever to type out everything I looked at and, I'm still at a loss. I currently have Atlantic Technology 171's for the front and center channels, they are a bit worse from wear and need to be replaced. The rear speakers are M&K K4 tri-pole's, rounding it out with a M&K V75 sub. I'm not sure if the rear and sub should be replaced or not, they seem okay. This is currently driven by a Marantz NR-1403 (not going to be replaced). All the speakers are 12 years old. The system is placed in a 20' x 14' room with a 8-6" ceiling. Imagine splitting the room due to entryways and stuff but still wide open to, 7' x 14'. The TV and mains are on the 7' wall. Due to windows and doors the rears sit on the floor behind the sofa (not ideal but it keeps the wife happy). The system is used 60% music 40% video in the summer, opposite in the winter. Any thoughts are welcome. Thank you.