Okay, so here's the story! I have been looking for a 'system' for roughly 2 months now, and in fact I was concentrated on a HT reciever to drive a pair of speakers. However, due to my budget and the overwhelming notion of 'do i really need this' I decided to change my approach to it. I wanted a system that could handle all the latestest HT formats as well as preform well in the music department, but have found that there is and can not be a dream A/V reciever. So, I've come to the conclusion that for my budget/need, it would be best to concentrate on music, muSIC, MUSIC! Hi-Fidelity is vital now, and the Budget I had in my for a pre-HT is still in effect. This is where you guys come in. Before I had planned to purchase a Marantz SR7200 and pair it with (2) Axiom M22tis or Paradigm Monitor 3s or 7s, and recently, as another member had in mind, B&W 602s. Now forget HT, and think of pure 'audiophile' equipment that will fit this budget in a stereo setup. Keep in mind that I would apperciate an array of inputs that include analog/digital formats. Thanks fellas! P.S. I forgot to mention, despite the fact that I live in Virginia, US, I'm more than willing to pay a bit extra to have imported equipment!