There are a ton of choices out there, and its really confusing as to what I should buy. I'm looking for a pair of speakers (bookshelf, floor standing, or other) for around $500 (give or take a little). I have no brand biased, I'm open to anything. These speakers sole purpose would be for music. I listen to virtually every type of music, however my true love is classic rock. FYI, the speakers will be driven by a classic monster, the Sansui 9090DB. It delivers a real 125W per channel, and I still think its better than virtually every stereo receiver on the market today regardless of price. The speakers I am contemplating are: Acoustic Energy - Aegis Evo One Ascend Acoustics - CBM-170 Athena - AS-B2, AS-F1 Axiom - M2i, M3i, and M22i Dahlquist - QX6 Energy - C-3 JBL - S38 JMLab - Chorus 706 Paradigm - Studio 20 Polk - LSi7 Rocket - RS150 Thank-you for your advice...I am stumped.