I want to start off by thanking Gene, James, Matt and all the guys at Audioholics. I have learned so much from you guys and constantly learning more. Also want to thank all the contributors on these forums I have been lurking for a while and everything is very informative.\n\n\nLiving room that is 20’ x 18’, but the back wall is a partial half wall that opens up into the kitchen. I have a Samsung 82” NU8000 tv. I had a Yamaha RXV-681, but my son dropped it while cleaning and it no longer works (no display). I am looking at new AVRs, but I also want new speakers. I am a gamer, when non gaming, movies is 70% music 30%.\n\ncurrently using an old 5.1 Yamaha AVR (after the 681 took a crap)\nL and R- Fluance Signature Series\n\ncenter- Fluance Signature Series\n\nsurrounds- Fluance Biopoles\n\nrears- Polk T15 (I know, I know)\n\nsubs- 2 Bic America F12\n\nSo I was running a basic 7.2 set up.\n\n\nI am looking into buying another AVR obviously and while researching I am getting upgraditis with speakers. Whether that includes Atmos or staying at 7.2 is TBD. Here is what I was thinking. I was looking at the Denon 3700, because it has some future proofing with the 8K and the HDMI 2.1 (I will be getting a PS5 immediately). I assume without a TV that has HDMI 2.1, it does me no good. If that’s the case, I might look at older models.\n\nFor speakers, after listening to KEW, I am leaning towards Canton Chrono SL 596.2 Towers, that come with a free center channel. I am also open to suggestions here, I hear good things about the JBL 5 series towers and also the Polk LSIM707. So those are in contention too. I do like to turn up movies and music pretty loud, so I do want some headroom in these speakers. Should I go with the towers with the 2 F12’s, or stick with bookshelf’s. If I get towers or bookshelf’s, I can stick the Fluances in the rears and get rid of the Polks, or just keep the Polks and add the Fluances. Right now the Polks are mounted against the ceiling in the tears, angled downwards.\n\nBasically I need suggestions on where to spend my money. I’d say budget is up to 3k$, but less always works too. I appreciate everyone’s help in advance.