First of all I'd like to appoligise if the following is off topic. My friend is looking for a system dedicated to music CD's. I'm not sure whar kind of system you'd need for a dedicated music system. All that we worked out so far is that he would like floorstanding loudspeakers in the system over other types (bookshelf etc.). I'm not sure but is it possible to just buy a CD player and hook it up to the speakers or do you need an amplifier somewhere in this set-up? Also this system needs to be under about AUS$2300 (US$1150 approx). Are we asking the imposible? I appricate any help given. Thank you.