look for SOUND QUALITY and "EASE OF USE". I did the same thing and regretted it and now run two seperate systems in the same room and will look again sometime in the future when I have more time and $.
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Brandon - Are you looking for something new for this price or use?
If new, Arcam and Cambridge Audio are excellent products that will easily outperform many on the market. If you're looking at something used, then head straight for Meridian. Option 2 would be Tag Maclaren (although they are out of business). Option 3 would be something used of the above mentioned, Arcam and Cambridge.
This may require your to do a little "homework" but it will be more than worth it in the end. Besides, if you take this route, and get things setup right, you'll more than likely start listening in MC.