Here's my plight. It's also posted at avs. Sue me, but I needed some feedback today. My great room sub is out and I'm entertaining later this week. Tax refund on the way and if I'm to pick up a Klipsch, the sale "ends" today (although I'm sure it'll come back at some point). The bottom line is that I'd like something on it's way by the afternoon. Here's the shpeal... 20x20 vaulted great room, open to the kitchen, carpeted. I'm using 7 Infinity TSS 1200 satellite speakers (Satellite Frequency Range 120Hz – 30,000Hz +/–3db). I'd love to drop the big bucks but I've got to save that for the basement theater instead. Since this is a main living room it will ultimately be used more for entertaining (think Pandora/Netflix) rather than my basement which will be the big-boy room. I want to be able to turn it up every now and then, and movies do get watched here...but I've no need to nickle and dime spec sheets to death. As far as whether I'd rather pay for volume or sound character though I'd say I consider myself more of an audiophile than most. (Just because I can't afford something doesn't mean I don't know what I missed out on ) At this point, for $300 I can get either the Klipsch RW-12d or the Cadence CSX-12 MkII. Those are the two I'm considering. (Ok, maybe the Premier Acoustic PA-150). I wouldn't turn down another suggestion, but I won't spend more. Klipsch - Pro/Cons. I like the programmable idea. It sits in a spot where the back isn't very accessible so that would be a plus. (although, has anyone heard of the digital-ness of that panel breaking???) The name, as someone said earlier, might be an easier sell down the road if I ever need to. Cons: It's a bit bigger. Cadence - Pro/Con. It SEEMS from some of your input that this might be a bit more accurate for listening to music? It looks better to me...the Klipsch does look a little bit UFO. Cons: Not much name recognition (which other than selling I honestly don't care about). Help? If I don't hear from anyone by tomorrow evening (Klipsch sale ends) I'll be flipping a coin. Thanks!