700W flat-speaker pristine-sounding 5.1 home theater system $1050 buy (not in stores yet as of feb2007)
I would not recommend this 700W if you live in an apartment — the combined sound pressure of speakers this size would rumble the walls & blast the neighbors. it works out to average 117W per speaker, so calculating 5 midranges at 117W...
fine for apartments. fits on bookshelf. 5 cd changer, radio, tape deck. it works out to average 150W per speaker. remote. Haven't read any reviews on this, but it seems nice and inexpensive.
Cambridge Soundworks 820HD (HD radio), available at nextag $200
"excellent output, sparkling highs & resonant lows." bright 3" display. compact footprint. nicely designed. EQ: bass & treble only.
Polk Audio Designs Executive HDX3 HD Radio (HD Radio + CD Player), available at radioshack $300
impeccable sound. bookshelf speakers handle cranked volume. no EQ. minimalist design.