Kanto active speakers
The Kanto YU6 speakers are only $479 a pair, and the YU4s are $299 a pair. If you have a phone with music or Internet access on it, you can pair with these speakers via Bluetooth and you'll have an entire system that sounds great. These speakers have amazingly good bass (you could even add a Kanto subwoofer to them for big rooms). If you have a turntable, you can plug directly into them since they have a switchable phono/live level RCA input. They even have a remote control (a nice big one that feels good in your hand). These are great speakers that come in a whole bunch of colors and finishes including black, white, teal, red, green, grey and natural bamboo.