Cougar, good idea, i've got conduit layed into the front wall to enable me to change out all the AV cable to the telly and the front speaker cables (FL, FR and centre). Its not really feasible to lay conduit to the rears due to the layout of the room, and its only speaker wire so once its laid its laid and will last. I'm terminating with nice wall plate with gold plated screw posts.
Good call on the Cambridge Audio Minx speakers, i'll take a look. My dad has the Bose cubes and they look nice and actually perform well, to my ears at least, and the Bose stuff tends to get unfairly bad press, maybe its because they're so pricy, but i was looking to ebay for them. The Kef eggs are great, i've had them before, but are too big for where i'm going to place them.
I'll give it a go and see how I get on.