After working far too many hours over Christmas and a job promotion I had finally saved up sufficient money to buy the Home cinema setup I’d wanted for ages. I already have a Sharp 26” HD LCD and was just looking at the audio to support this. The other idea was for it to be sufficient for when I get a bigger place and a bigger TV. I also already had a pair of B&W 602S1’s on Apollo quad stands, perfect fronts I thought. After much deliberation and demo’ing I decided on a Yamaha DSP-AX757SE as the amplifier for the setup, its more than powerful (neighbours have found this out and since complained even though it’s the other side of the house) enough for my current needs and for the foreseeable future. It supports all the formats I need, and more, I didn’t need its 6 or 7.1 functionality but that wasn’t the reason I bought it in the first place. As with most A/V amps now it also has a stupefying amount of input and output connections on the back, again with this I can connect my Sky box, pc, ipod, dvd recorder and my television, which enables me to connect old games consoles that only use a standard coaxial cable to connect to the TV. (the audio feed goes to the TV then from its audio out into the amp.) My choice of centre speaker was a hard one, should I go with the centre speaker from the same series as the B&W’s or should I go with the same speakers as I chose for the rear satellites. I realised that the centre speaker was very important because of how much it’s used and so decided to stick with what I knew and went with the B&W LCR 60, very good high frequency reproduction and seems to fit in perfectly with the 602’s no doubt the fact that they are all Kevlar cones helps.