I've just got rid of a pair of great big speakers that have been taking up a heap of space in my room. So now I need something to replace them with. I'll mainly be using them for DVD's but there will be some music being played on them. Surround isn't something I'm interested in at this point. I'd just like a pair of bookshelf size speakers that I can use as the base of something greater later on. I've read the guide thingy in the Basics forum so I'll post my needs/wants in that form - (note: I'm still fumbling around with all the AV terminology, so forgive me if I get something wrong ) Must Have Feature Set: Not entirely sure if It's a feature but I like detail in my music. I like to feel the 'texture' of the instruments. Other than that I don't have much of an idea what's good for movies. Nice-To-Have Feature Set: I have this thing about solid wood but I doubt it'll make any difference to the sound Budget: Between $200 - $250US. I had originally aimed for less ($100) but after looking around realized that I'd need to raise the budget to get something good. I've been reading around for the last two days and have come across quite a few speaker recommendations that may be along the lines of what I'm after: Paradigm Atoms, Micros or Titans and a heap more that I can't remember the names of right now But I haven't a clue what would be better suited to my purpose. My old speakers were connected to a second hand Technics SU-500 amp and this is what the new ones will connect to. For a while at least. So, what do the audiophiles recommend? Thanks in advance. Richard.