First of all.... WOW! this place rocks! Secondly, I'm looking to buy my first hi fi separates system with a budget of around £500-£600 but could *maybe* go a wee bit higher if I was persuaded it would be worth it. What I'm looking for is sound quality (isn't everyone?). I'm not interested in having 'the best' but perhaps 'the best for your money' if that makes sense. It's ony gonna be for my living room which is generally smallish so am I right in thinking there's no point in getting a mega-powerful system cos I won't be able to make the most out of it, right? Also, how much should I spend on each separate? If my budget is £600 should it be about £200 each for speakers, amplifier & cd player? Or is one more important/expensive than the others? I really have no clue (but am loving learning ) As for music, I'd be playing mostly rock music - all kinds from mellow pop/indie stuff to punk to a little metal. Ummm, what else? Oh yeah, I've been looking at these: NAD C521BEE cd player with NAD C320BEE amplifier Or Cambridge Audio Azur 540C cd player with Cambridge Audio Azur 540A amplifier any opinions on those? As for speakers I have no idea. I don't even know whether to go for those floorstanding ones or the ones you put on a stand (lol the proper names fail me right now) standmounted or something. Are one kind better than the other? I've read that the tall floor type ones can be a bit too bassy. True? Oh, one last question. Is it possible to plug your telly into your hi-fi speakers? If so, what connection(s) do I need on the telly (and speakers? amp? whatever?)? I'm getting a new tv too you see Thank you!!