Late this year my family and I will be moving to Ethiopia. This means our current hi-fi and portable systems (which are not worth taking) will need to stay. Unfortunately you can't buy good speakers/amps in Ethiopia. I'm after advice on what lightweight set up to buy now and take with us.
The lighter the better as we'll be taking everything on the plane
Source will primarily be a variety of MP3 players and phones(Sansa Clip, Cowon iAudio7, iphone, nexus) & laptops
Genre of music: Kids music, rock, classical, gospel (a bit of everything really)
Type of usage: Background music primarily
Room size: likely to be in a lounge room
Powered bookshelf speakers - Audioengine A2
Pros: self contained, lightweight
Cons: Audio quaility(?)
Passive speakers with a small amp
Cost: $400-500 (unless convinced otherwise :) )
Thanks for your thoughts.