I am currently looking at buying my first AV amp plus speakers and would appreciate any help. My budget is around £1000 and for that I would like a receiver, speakers and cables. Sound quality is more important to me than bells and whistles and I have therefore been looking at some older discontinued gear, with less features but obviously still quality components, as well as the newer models. The equipment I have considered so far:- Denon AVR 1802 - £250 from Richer Sounds. Marantz SR 5200 - £333 from Richer Sounds. Nakamichi AV10 - £299 from Richer Sounds. Marantz SR 5300 - £359 from avland.co.uk Unfortunately I may have to compromise slightly with the speakers and opt for some wife friendly models, therefore I was considering the Kef eggs which I have seen for £635 with sub. Also, how much should I spend on speaker cable and interconnects? I haven't auditioned any of these yet as I wanted to know if there is anything to steer clear of. Any help would be appreciated.