So my mom's current audio setup is iPod Video > Gold Plated Belkin Headphone to L/R Cable > Onkyo TX 2500 MKII > Advent Bookshelf II. Recently the sound has gotten more and more muddy. I think the magnets in the drivers of the speakers are just wearing out. My mom wants to pitch the whole system and just dock the iPod on my brother's Bose soundock portable. She is willing to spend around $200, but up to $300, on new speakers for the rig. I read online that the vintage Onkyo amp is good to power up to 50 Watts.
What small speakers are good for this price range? (Extra emphasis on small)
And is that amp still good or should we trash the thing?
I was thinking of running the amp to two Mirage Nanosats, is this a good idea?