I am uncluttering my life. Yesterday I started disassembling my surround sound pulling miles of wires out of the walls, and disconnecting all of my components. I put everything on craigslist for a great price, and off it all went last night. What I am looking for the best possible sound from a small reasonably priced package. I would like to stay around $200 tops, if I find something for $100 awesome. I am not any audiophile by any means I just want clear highs and decent lows for movies/pissing off my neighbors. So far going strictly on amazon reviews it seems that the M audio av40s are the current champs of powered speakers. They look great but if possible I think I would prefer a sub woofer and smaller satalites. Anyone have experience with the av40s? A glowing review may sway me. I was also looking at the logitech thx certified 2.1 setup. I am a bit aprehensive about the build quality going on the online reviews. Any praise/horror stories about recent logitech speakers. Also looking at the HK sound sticks. Oldie but goodie the retro future design hasn't aged a day in the 10 years they have been out, and they compliment macs so well. The connectivity options seem pretty limited though. Also I was wondering what the best way to get a digital, or at least RCA out of an iMac is. I would prefer not to use a headphone jack. Any recommendations for an external sound card? Are they worth it? Well thanks for reading so many questions, and thanks in advance for any replies. Please feel free to post up as many details and pictures of your audio setup and iMac as possible.