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Depends on what kind of music he's into for speakers. But for the rest, I would go for one brand like Cambridge or Marantz so the guy has tone controls. Budding audiophiles need to add some bass here and there. Plus, he can use one remote for the amp and cd. For speakers, assuming he's partial to pop music, I'd go with maybe a Wharfedale tower or maybe one of the Axiom speakers. It's pretty far from high-end, but it's better than most people are used to. I set a friend up with a system like this and it's quite listenable. Oh, forgot the cables. Probably just some Blue Jeans Belden and maybe a $150 Audioquest IC. I would also recommend a Wiremold power strip with a few Volex PCs, just to have something half decent.
I would go with something from Morrow Audio for cables. The Analysis Plus Oval 12 speaker cables are some of the most bass heavy, colored cables, I have listened to. Kimber Kable or Audio Quest would work as well. Also, I would make sure the Hegal is up to driving the Maggies, don't they dip pretty low in ohms?
I think I would advise my friend go listen to some speakers in the $2000 price range, select a pair that pleases, then build around those. I would also encourage my friend to listen to a more forward/detailed system vs one that might be described as more laidback/musical, so he gets a handle of what his preferences are. Understanding his preferences and system environment is paramount to provision of the best advice.
I would enjoy assisting my friend in this quest. I have helped many having budgets less than the one proposed here.