Whatsup fellas. looking for some tips from some audiophiles who arnt too too condescending I am a music nut. I dont especially care about movies or video games. I listen to a LOT of different music, everything from folk, to punk, to techno, to whatever. No stinking rap, but ill still need a little thump for the techno. I often listen to music at excessive volume. My previous setup involved a hafler 500 powering a set of oldschool infinity quantum line source up front, and a oldschool scott reviever powering some (knockoff) 3 way/12"woofer, big black carpeted speakers. they knockoffs sounded decent up high and down low, but had a horrible missing spot in the midrange. The setup sounded much better with them on just due to the far from optimum soundstaging. source was a turtle beach montego sound card. (generally pretty good for a pc sound card) The hafler and the infinities are gone I need advice on a system that will sound better. Im prepared to spend no more then 600$ on front speakers, and i havnt really established an amp, rear or sub budget. I liked the hafler rackmount amp, just cause it looked cool as hell, but i cant pay super premiums just for a cool looking rack amp with no features. (i dont want the features of a regular home theatre blah blah, but im not sure im prepared to break the bank to avoid them) Id like to eventually have a system that sounds better then the old QLS' would have with 4 of them But for now its front speakers first, with a temp 100w/ch solid state amp, then new amp (if needbe) then rear speakers, then sub (if needed) any suggestions on awesome sounding speakers that will sound GREAT and put up with some beating, and cost less then 300$ each? Any source for reasonably priced rackmount amps? Plain ol Amps? keep in mind i dont want to spend more then i have to, but if my budget is too small to get started, ill wait. I would have been PERFECTLY happy with four QLS' and 2 haffler 500's and thats the level of sound quality/volume im aiming for. i have no problem with used equipment,old stuff (kinda into vintage gear) or a little legwork (ie replacing parts/tweaks/whatever) I just want it to sound awesome, last a long time, and look badass. Im well aware my computer source sucks.