Well, it's been quite a while since a significant upgrade for me. The last time I really had a hardware upgrade was when I moved into a new home back in 2007. That home had a media room, so I added a JVC D-ILA 1080p projector, a 114" Carada screen, and...not much else as I was pretty set from a hardware standpoint. The last significant improvement for me was replacing a broken Behringer Feedback Destroyer and doing a proper calibration with the RoomEQ tool when I did. Well now here is the ahem: Hm, I don't know why the image of the equipment room wants to post sideways. Anyhoo. The room is 20'D x 16'W x 10'H. We negotiated the seats with the home purchase; they are great but they do not recline. There is a lot I like about the room and I am really looking forward to investing the time and energy (did I forget money?) into improving it. I haven't got anything hooked up yet, though. I can already tell some of the things that need work: Current speakers are Dynaudio floor standing mains. The tweeters on these are below the woofers, which means for the first row of seats, they're at about knee level; second row, foot level. The screen position is not helping, as it forces the center channel very low, when then needs to be angled high toward the listeners. That lightswitch at the front, and the fact that the door opens inward, sure is stealing space that I could use for a larger screen or wider speaker placement. The projector will be not too far over a back-row viewer's head. So here are some things I've been thinking: New speakers. Move away from floorstanders, I don't think I can get them to the correct height unless they were 6 feet tall. I'm thinking about on-walls, even. Maybe something from Totem, e.g. on-wall mains mounted to the immediate left and right of the screen. It is going to be very hard to say goodbye to Dynaudio. I wonder if anything can match the sweet smooth sound of my current setup. Gosh I love these speakers. Anybody with experience selling on Audiogon or elsewhere? More speakers. I currently have a 7.1 setup. To that I'm thinking an additional pair of side surrounds, and maybe even a pair above for Dolby Atmos. Surrounds should rise up as one moves toward the back wall. Raise the screen up. 8" - 12", making room for a higher center mount. Alternately, leave the screen where it is and mount the center over the screen. Which might not be so bad if I keep the mains high, and mount all the surrounds approximately where the side walls meet the ceiling, which is just below the top of the screen. New pre-amp. My B&K Ref 50 was good in its day. I'm just tired of not having more advanced features. One of the main problems is no HDMI switching, so I am forced to use external switches. Just kind of a pain to implement. Also the Ref 50 only handles up to 7.1 so I'd have to have something else if I added channels. Thinking the Marantz AV7703 looks pretty sweet. New amplification. I have an ATI 1807 now. 7 channels, 270 WPC into 4 ohms. I don't think I'd replace this, just add more of the same for the new speakers. Well, I have other ideas but those are the big ones, from an impact and budget standpoint. Sure would be nice to get some funds back from my Dynaudios; they are still in near-mint condition and I have the original packaging for them all. Interested in hearing ideas from the group.