Hello,\n\nI built my speakers, based on Troels' Gravesen Design: HERE\n\nRoughly, what it would look like. Note that I cannot push them wider because I just don't want to. I have already bookshelves and children toys taking 90% of my walls :D\n \n\n\nI get the message. For sure, when I have the AVR I'll listen it without all the separates. If it's enough, then perfect! Every € that can be saved is welcomed :D\n\n\nOne thing I would like to add, separates are sure more exiting, fun and ownership pride could also be a factor. Having said that, I now have so many preamps, power amps, dacs, CD\/BR\/universal players, and even a minidsp spreading out everywhere in the house, and don't have the time\/energy to play with them. Can't imagine as I get even older, what to do with those "separates". My older brother went through the same deal and he eventually gave away everything and settled on a sound bar. I know this is not the case for you if you only have one or two systems, but for others, it is something to consider..