For $200 your best bet to get something haflway decent is to go with used gear. Craigslist ususally has some decent stuff if your willing to looks. As for the silver bullet of whats the best setup for $200 thats not something that can really be answered. If it was me I would look for a older receiver that cost someone $500 new that they want to sell cheap and the same with a set of speakers. They dont have to be new to sound good especially if your looking for a stereo setup. Getting into HT surround sound AV is a different story.