I am just doing the initial research about upgrading my home stero setup. Bang for the buck is very important to me, but I dont mind saving up for a while. Basicly I am just looking for some well built electronics that will last me a good while. In the near futre this will be connected to some bookshelf speakers/ sub setup(this is still in the works). I never listen to the radio, so I dont think I am going to need a reciver. I guess that leaves me with intergrated amps and preamp amp combos. I am thinking about getting something between 100-150 watts. I would really like to keep the price firmly under $1000 Thanks, Jack Edit: Someone recommended that I look into creek and caimbrige audio, also on this board someone was talking about rotel for a 2 channel setup.