I am relatively new to AV and stereos. Many years ago, I owned a Luxman R-115 and now rue the day that I sold it when I "moved up" to a Bose system. The Bose is long gone and I have now begun to rebuild my stereo system and started by purchasing a Marantz SR 19EX receiver on eBay.
I am more interested in music than Home Theater and need to buy speakers. I listen to jazz, bossa nova, samba, various other world music, classical, hip hop, and funk.
I am looking to buy a pair of used speakers and want to spend $300 max. I don't need speakers that will blow the walls out (I live in a townhouse and have to think about the neighbors). Purity of sound is more important to me than sheer volume and power.
I don't know anything about speakers, how they relate to other components, or what specs to look for. Can anyone give me some guidance as to what I should be looking for in terms of specs when I buy a pair of used speakers for the receiver I have? Is there anything I should specifically avoid?
Thanks in advance for helping a novice out!