Knowing I was going to spend a lot of money on my primary system in our dedicated room, I put together a rather low priced second system for use off of my kitchen. SImilar to your friend, I am using the JMlab Chorus 706S speaker (a little smaller than the 707S). I am using the Cambridge Audio Azur 640A integrated amp (around 4 or 500 USD) and and the Cambridge Audio 640C CD player (same price). Like the inexpensive bookshelf speaker, I feel these components are a great value for the money. I am sure the sound would be good enough for what your friend is looking for, plus can stay within the budget and buy new equipment. If she can afford it, there are a lot of other decent considerations for a little more money (e.g. Arcam, Creek, Roksan, and Simaudio).