Audio Technica Lab 12S
Also, I have set up a dual stereo configuration, so that I can switch back and for using the Main/Remote buttons on the reciever. The sub is hooked up through the Pre Out on the reciever. I think I'll probably just leave it like this for now, and possibly upgrade my speakers further in the future (or mayble I'll just buy the towers anyways).
I did re-rip about half a dozen of my favorite CD's at 256 kbps AAC and A/B'ed them with the 128 kbps versions and couldn't hear a difference. I also tried 128 kbps vs. CD's (through my Panasonic HTIB reciever) and couldn't really hear any of a difference there either. I guess for my ears I don't really see highly compressed music as enough of a reason to just give up, and not get other audio equipment. Maybe someday if I get a good enough setup that I can actually hear the downfalls of lossy compression then I'll upgrade my source, but right now it's not a concern.