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Good. Small bedroom bookshelf speakers will work great. With $450 to spend, you could get a BIC F12 or PSW505 subwoofer (whichever is cheaper) and pair it with <$250 speakers. Or if you want a cheaper sub just to help fill in the low end so you can spend a little more on speakers, the Dayton SUB 1000 or SUB 1200.
Speakers I would look into: ARX A1b, Ascend Acoustics CBM-170 SE (I have these), HSU HB-1 MK2, Cambridge Audio S30, and Wave Crest Audio HLV-1. Most of these are Internet direct vendors (except the Cambridge) that are very good values.
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Living room HT:
Energy RC-50, Ascend Sierra Horizon w/RAAL, Ascend Sierra 1, PSB Imagine XA | PSA V1500 and CHT SS 18.1 | Denon X4200W | modified Dayton SA1000
CBM-170 SE | SVS SB-1000 | Audio-GD NFB-11 | Parasound Zamp | JBL LSR305
Headphone & Portable
AKG K7XX | NAD HP50 | AKG K550 | Soundmagic E50 & E80 | DX50 | E12 | X1