My best stuff was free. I have a huge pair of Kenwood/Trio speakers which my brother found in a cupboard in a house he was refurbishing and my main speakers are Acoustic Research AR-4xa which were left behind by the previous owner of the house my mother bought a few years ago. I also have a nice JVC amplifier my father gave me when he couldn't be bothered with separate units any more and bought an all in one system.