I also have this one up in the Receiver/Amplifier forum, but I'll put it here too since it could equally apply to this forum as well. I want to get a decent system for work, as I now have an office where I could actually crank it a little. My current set up is a Sony which retails for $200 that I found on a Target clearance rack for $70. I think the model is CMT-EX5, or something like that. I guess it's OK, especially for the $$, but I want something more. I've heard the $400 Onkyo system at Circuit City, and was impressed by it. I also know that Yamaha has a little system that is supposed to be pretty nice called Piano Grand, and that Denon also has one too (w/ Mission speakers, I believe). I also think that JBL and Nakamichi have them available too, if I remember correctly. I'm NOT interested in a Bose Wave system. Bose will never get a penny of my money for anything. Does anyone know of any others, from HK, Marantz, NAD, etc.What is the best, especially for the money? I don't want to put no more than $400 or $500 max. No $1000 systems, or anything like that. Opinions please, and thanks in advance.