I have to say, after years of messin around with the system, I can honestly say I am really happy with its present incarnation. If anyone is interested I can post better photos including the rear channels. None the less, this is the best looking, sounding home theater system I have ever owned. It is quite modest to be sure, but for once the system is acting as a whole. In other words, nothing of note detracts from the movie I am watching or music I am listening too. In the past, the system has been bigger, smaller, more powerful, less powerful, spread out and compacted but to no avail. For reasons unknown, but I would suspect in part to the room and the new smaller sub, the system has stopped drawing attention to itself. I have always thought it was fun to show off the system or hear giant explosions or bullets whizzing by my head etc, but that is just not why we watch movies. Telarc was cool when they were able to reproduce a orchestral drum that moved the living room chairs but lets face it when was the last time we went to a concert to have our chairs moved ? We go to see a performance and maybe occasionally get pucked on but that is another matter. When I go to see a movie, I want to see a movie, I dont want to pick nits about whether or not the bass was right or the dialogue was in the proper position in the room to follow the actor. The system has now reached the point where nit picking seems moot. I hooked up the sub using the "A" bus speaker taps instead of the LFE connection and voila, it melted right into the system. Yes I have all the power and glory of before but, like my Lexus, the system NOW seems to act as one entity, not a conglomerate of components. I watch a move and it comes to me as a movie without annoying disturbances in the force. I think finishing the second sub in the garage will round it out a bit more, but overall I am very very happy. Oh and everything is straight and even, it just appears weird in the photo as the cabinet is curved. Also the speakers are about 11' apart on center. I know they look closer but that is the wide angle lens. The car is a toy for the cat, we tie a string to the top and drive it around the house...she loves it.