A friend of mine convinced me to get a higher-end audio system rather than getting a budget system for now and then upgrading (arguing that I will regret it later). I've come to the decision that he was probably right. So, I've decided to take the plunge. Over the next couple months (since I don't have the necessary cash lying around and I have to do it paycheck-paycheck), I will be buying the equipment necessary for my audio system (speakers, subwoofer, and receiver). I want to spend at least $2,000.00 but can go over a little bit if it means getting much better quality audio. What are some suggestions that you guys can give me on which equipment brands/models/combos I should listen to or buy? And no, I don't want to get Bose.