Re: New 5.1 build up
I would start with a receiver like the Onkyo TX-SR807 then add Paradigm's new speakers the Se series which can be viewed here - http://www.paradigm.com/en/paradigm/...-2-31.paradigm
A recent blind study was done and these speakers totally won over some costing many times more.
Anthem, Conrad Johnson, Dish Network/JVC, Dynaudio, Infinity, Integra, JL Audio, Klipsch, Magnepan, Marantz, Martin Logan, Onkyo, Oppo, Outlaw Audio, Panasonic, Paradigm, REL, Sumiko, SVSound, and Toshiba are the brands equipment I currently use. I have owned/used and tested equipment made by just about any manufacturer you can name.