Speakers for a newbie

Hi all.

Can someone please give me some advice on speakers?
It's my first setup so I bought some old gear. I want to improve little by little.
In my first setup so I'm on a budget. Any ideas on a sub 500 Speaker set?

My amp is:
Mcintosh MC7100

Rotel RC870

CD Player:
Rotel RCD-965BX

Thanks a lot!!!
"For less than 500, a must audition is BA A26 monitors"

I'm guessing that by "BA" you mean Boston Acoustics, Phasecorrect. As a newcomer, Funkpolvo may not be familiar with our shorthand.

If you can live with some minor cosmetic damage and don't mind older, used speakers, there are many good deals on speakers right here on Audiogon. One example is a pair of Linn Keilidhs for $375 with missing grills. If they are in good working order (it says they are), that is a lot of speaker for the money. There are many others, as well.
Where are you located? You list "P" as your country of residence. That could be a huge factor in getting worthwhile recommendations.