"All I want is some low profile, good sound speaker(s) that have built in amplification" - tilt
I'm looking for something similar as well. I just purchased a 32" LED LCD (Samsung UN32D4000). It will sit on top of a TV table. The table has three shelves that are 21" wide. One shelf will hold a cable company STB. If the TV's built-in speakers aren't good enough, I would like to find something like a small soundbar or a couple of self-amplified speakers that will fit on one of the shelves. It is volume, clarity, and simplicity that I'm after, not surround. Surround would be ok, but it is not required.
A ZVOX type system would work, but I don't think I want to raise the TV up by setting it on the ZVOX box.
The tiny-speaker BOSE systems would work (e.g. GS Series II) but they're overkill (i.e. too expensive at $800.)
All the soundbars that I've seen are 31" or wider.
I suspect that I'll need to be more flexible to find a solution. For now, I'm hoping that the TV's built-in speakers are adequate.