I posted an article called "7.1 Home Theater? Try 2.0" a while ago and now here's 6Moons Srajan with his take on how to tackle the home theater problem. He makes an excellent argument against the infamous center channel:
The wonderfully free thing about superior loudspeakers is that they cast a stunningly three-dimensional soundstage with perfect center fix when required. If stereo sucked as badly as the surround sound squad would have us believe, how come nobody is listening to music through a center channel? The best movies are nothing but music with dialogue instead of vocals. That's what stereo speakers thrive on.
Heck yeah. Two channel is more than enough except for the most hard core movie buff or those with the coin to do HT right. Of course, the big difference between the HT-in-a-box and the world we live in is ease of use. Where is the high-end-audio-in-a-box?
Oh, and check out Srajan's tour of Zu's digs. Word on the street says Srajan is converting to Mormonism and moving to Utah. You heard it here first.