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Speakers are the hardest piece of a system to recommend. Every speaker sounds different and what YOU like is impossible for anyone to know. Everyone hears differently and preferences vary greatly. What I recommend is going out and listening to as many brands as possible. Speaker companies usually have a "house" sound, and get better as the price goes up.
Things to look for are:
impedance (usually 6-8ohm, 4 ohm can be difficult for an AVR to drive).
Sensitivity over 90db (how loud a speaker plays at 1 meter with 1 watt of power) Frequency Response is the range the speaker can play. This can be a useless number as many companies full with the numbers.
If you find a speaker company you like their are a few sites to check out. Audiogon is great, but your budget might be hard to work with. I would try to find a brand and then adjust your budget accordingly. A few hundred more may net you a much better system for you.
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