hello I've been browsing this board pretty frequently and there is a lot that i have learnt. I'm posting this thread cause most of the speaker questions seem to be directed either towards a HT speaker setup or decently sized bookshelf speakers. What I am looking for is a medium budget 2.1 speaker setup that will do decent for both music cd's as well as the occaisonal dvd. I dont own any speakers right now nor do i own a dvd player. I do have a decent music selection that I have carefully ripped to a mp3 format to travel with in my car/ to work/ on trips etc. I definetly dont want a full HT setup since i am moving into a condo i want to limit the wiring to all the speakers as less as possible. (dont have a attic/crawl space) secondly, I need the speakers to be as small as possible (so no towers) for this reason i've been looking at the bose 3-2-1 system ($899) which integrates 2 front,a sub and advd/receiver combo (sort of) that i can just plug and play. I've also read reviews of the niro 1.1 setup and they have been all positive. i'm hesitant in getting the niro because the entire system is based off the propreitary dvd player which if it broke, is not replacable with any other dvd player. browsing this board has made me realise that springing upto $600-700 totally for separate speakers and a decent receiver will probably give me a better value system. phew, this is a long post, but if anyone can help me select a budget system (1 a/v receiver and 2 main speakers, possibly with a sub) for around 600-700$ I would be a happy camper thanks!