I love music, and I've been growing increasingly disenchanted with the stereo I've had since the first year of my BA. So today a friend an I went stereo-shopping. Invariably, the salespeople steered us to some really expensive stuff. Some of it, like these $20,000 speakers from B&W (A British company, I think) finshed in Connolly Bros. leather on the top. Or these $20,000 speakers from Avantgarde Or these bargain four-figure speakers from Martin-Logan (American) were all beautiful and sounded great. But what I didn't see were any speakers for under a thousand dollars that sounded pretty good, looked decent, and had some bass, too. Any recommendations? Peace, JG PS: Please don't say Bose. I've seen 'em, I've heard 'em, I don't lile 'em.