First off, I know little to nothing about home stereo. Second I've hobbled together my meager sound system. Sounds alright to me, but in the big scheme of things, it is probably crap. I recently got my parents old Kenwood KR-V5570 5.1 reciever. 50 watts to the center and both sides. 20 watts to both rears. Not bad for free, and better than what I had. I had to run about 30 feet of wire (Monster Cable Monster XP Radio shack wire I sense some of you cringing now.) around my room. I had to go the long way around because the short way had two closets and a doorway to go past. I've got the reciever set to +10dB in the back and it's barely audiable. My question is this. Is there any way to boost the volume of those rear speakers. Like with a different amp? Anything? After I get out of college, and get a real job, I'll be upgrading everything. But for now, my setup is as follows. Fear the Circuit City junk! Reciever: Kenwood KR-V5570. 50 watts front and center, 20 watts rear. Front L&R: DCM KX12 "Series 2" loudspeaker. 12" sub, 6" midrange, 3/4" tweeter. 250 watt max, 8 ohm. Center: Infinity Center Channel Speaker (PRIMUS C25). 2 - 5&1/4 midrange, 3/4" tweeter. 150 watt max. Rear L&R: Infinity Bookshelf Speaker (PRIMUS 150). 5&1/4 midrange, 3/4" tweeter. 100 watt max. Wire: Monster Cable Monster XP.