Appreciate the help.
I have had Bose (yes, I know) Acoustimass 5 for about 15 years. I would like to say they have served me well, but I have become increasingly annoyed with them with the passing years. I recently did some research and verified that the system lacks bass and mid-range, two big holes. I fear that my hearing perception has been permanent altered,but am now thinking of upgrading to something nice. I think part of the reason why I didn't hate my existing set up is that the kind of music I listen to doesn't really rely on mid-range that much (metal).
My budget is fairly flexible,in that I haven't decided how much I want to spend,but suffice it to say, I want a speaker set that will last me a while and which will play the kind of music I like well (metal). Let's say up to $1000 or maybe more if there really is a difference at the high end and I'm not just paying up for a brand.
I would like to start with a pair of great speakers and build from there. I presently have a Marantz amplifier, which I intend to keep for now. So any suggestions would be great for a pair of high ends speakers that can be expanded.