best quiet small speaker, integrated amp - cd

i use it at work. it needs to be played quietly. the system i have now has no base, and not much high end when played quietly, The speakers are about 3 feet in front of me and 4 feet apart.
I don't know about best, but there's a pair of Celestion 3s for sale on Audiogon right now for $150.00. I've owned 2 pair in different second systems and loved them. You might too!
I've heard the powered Audio Engine speakers, and they sound great, for near listening low volume. If that's what you are looking for. The small speakers that Peachtree Audio uses in their demos (sorry can't remember their name) sound excellent at low volumes as well.

if you have the space and money, nothing sounds better than Quad 57's at low levels, but they take up space, and cost quite a bit for an office, but if you have a really nice office, and can afford them....
You know, check some of the posts by the pro's here. Bongofury always recommends the ATC's which I have heard many times, and loved, but never tried to play them nearfield/softly!!

Bongo, where you b? Give this guy some advice.
ATCs don't sound very good at low levels IMO. Actually, many of them need to play a bit louder than average to open up.
Just about any active studio monitor will work well. I use KRK VXT6 on my desktop (SVS 12" sealed sub on the floor) in an office environment. I'd also consider a monitor controller that does room correction for volume control. Any CD player will do barring no impedance matching issues.