Quote: Originally Posted by Shike /img/forum/go_quote.gif If you're going by cheapest I believe you can do a good job for: $300 speakers $300 integrated $300 DAC $200 headphone amp $300 headphones $100 transport $50 cables $1.65K new if you scout the deals out (can be MUCH cheaper used if you know what you're doing). There is no max. There's speakers I want that run $12K, and even used cost $10K. A setup using those with want I want to do would easily run into the $20K level. You also have to consider the balance of the system too. Do I feel I need a $20K stereo setup? No. I feel there's ways of getting extremely close with the use of mild compromising in areas. I think these are excellent examples of putting together a very satisfying system!!! Great advice, Shike!!!! Like you said maybe a grand!! Then just enjoy your music!!!