WAF can be handled a couple ways, particularly custom\/diy. Is the wife wanting the look of the Rel over something else? The end table thing for the couch may work out well enough for his seat....and Sparkus doesn't sound all that familiar altho the situation is repeated periodically.\n\n\nI can understand where Sparkus was coming from. There is a school of thought on the internet that throwing more wattage to the tower speakers would improve the bass response. Now after doing more reading i know better. A sub is going to be my first upgrade before anything else. Wifey doesn't like any other speaker box especially the subwoofer and I can understand her. The end table beside the couch (although not ideal location) sounds like an only option now. In any case, i'm holding off on upgrades for now and just focus on enjoying and discovering new music. \n\nAlso please help me understand one thing regarding subs: My current crossover is at 50Hz so when I add a sub the cross over would probably change to 80Hz and I would tap in the L\/R hi-level connections from receiver and feed them into the sub. For movies we would connect the LFE channel from the receiver.\nNow how does the receiver know sub exists in Pure-Direct mode I use for music? I'm asking because I think sub does two things\n1. improve bass response on lower octaves from 80-20Hz area \n2. Offload the receiver's power required to drive the main speakers in mid bass area thereby improving the performance of the towers themselves\n\nI'm not sure how true #2 is, as this would mean the receiver somehow has to figure out there is a sub.