I'm building a 2 channel system again, gonna be an office rig this time. This is going to be a budget system, not super high end or super expensive. I'm set on the source and am buying an entry-level tube integrated from Brock. The amp is only 9wpc and I'm going to be limited somewhat on speakers, both in terms of size and efficiency. I'm thinking a bookshelf/sub combo with probably small to medium speakers, not micro per se but not huge either, something along the size of any of the offerings by Polk would be fine. I'm not looking for a near field setup though, I want something that will sound good in a medium sized room.
So here is where I'm needing some help, keep in mind this is intended to be a budget rig:
1 - Any recommendations for some high efficiency bookshelf speakers? I'm looking at $500 max budget for these, used or new, cheaper is better. If I absolutely can't get something decent in that price range then I can save up if I know what I'm after.
2 - I'll want a sub in the mix. I know the REL subs are known for their ability to integrate well with a 2 channel rig, but they're out of my price range, don't need anything fancy. I'll need something with speaker inputs and outputs since the integrated doesn't have a sub out. I'm looking at a couple of the Polk subs, the DSWPro440 and 550. I'm thinking it would be easier to implement an 8" sub into the mix vs the 10", but I'm no expert.
So there it is, any thoughts?