Friends don’t let friends do HTiB - not when there are affordable options for a complete home theater speaker system. I recently did a review of the Classic Two speaker system by NHT for Audioholics.com. Based out of California, NHT has become a leading speaker manufacturer in the US. It produces high end options, but also more affordable speaker systems that dip into mainstream price ranges. Overall, they’re good products at comfortable prices.
Technically the speakers in the Classic Two system are ‘budget’ speakers, at least for NHT. Personally I wouldn’t call a $2,000 bookshelf speaker system 'budget', but NHT attracts a lot of serious hi-fi enthusiasts with their higher end lines.