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Minimonitors
On a budget? Go find  a pair of Gallo CL-1, pretty amazing for the size of two toasters each. I don't believe their "39 Hz in-room" rating but I can tell you they go lower than my old NHT 2.1 SuperOnes, and lower than Linn Tukans. Probably mid 40s... 
Best small, desktop speakers, $500 or under (new or used)
Honestly, my old DCMs give me 90% of what I think is awesome, snare, piano, vocals, and the 'wrong' stuff is modest enough not to bug me. My old Tukans were good for me at under $400/pair. Most ADSs I hear give me most of what I like. I'm sure the... 
How many people here generally buy used?
Almost all used. One new piece, Onkyo CD player, gave me the most grief. Numerous integrateds, speakers, been pleased overall with music and savings. 
Any NEAT love here? Comparing mini stand mount speakers....
Correction, room is 20 x 13. 
Wow an old album that rocked your world
Two come to mind: Joe Walsh 'The smoker you drink, the player you get', beautiful, emotive music, like a drug experience (with no pharmaceuticals necessary), and ' Frampton Comes A live', which I still maintain is the finest live concert album ever. 
My amp suddenly going silent when volume knob touchedi have a ordered
Sold my 1070, have had a few different  brand amps in here with no issues. Just picked up a nice sounding  vintage Rotel RA 1060.... same issue. Zap, no sound, LOL. Must be Rotel, other brands not exhibit, same living room, same conditions. 
Maybe I'm crazy, JBL 530 vs DCM..
reubent,This will work even with horn loaded tweeter/tops? 
Maybe I'm crazy, JBL 530 vs DCM..
Thank you, guys, I will do that. This morning I put on ' crazy baby' by Joan Osborne, and I'm hearing open airy snare drums on the DCM, and a more cupped snare but stronger bass line on 530s. Maybe just dramatically different voicing. I'll give it... 
Smooth sounding integrated
Full disclosure: I'm selling a Wyred4sound STI 500. Personal interest aside, it truly sounds fabulous. 250/ a side into 8 ohms.  
BEST SPEAKERS AT A REASONABLE PRICE
Reasonable price? Find yourself a vintage pair of DCM Time Frame speakers 500, 600 or 700, you'll be n pleased. Roughly $350-550 tops. 
SCAM ALERT ON MULTIPLE CRAIGS LISTS - Watch Out!
I've been fortunate, sold several items on Craigslist from kids bikes to ADS L570/2, in person, at my house. I think you just have to trust your gut. Now ARMSLIST, that's a nest of scammers.  
Your favorite Small Apartment Speakers
On the higher end, I think Reference 3a Dulcet BE have to be on this list. On a budget, I've heard terrific music out of a pair of NHT 2.1 SuoerOnes. 
What are some of the most underrated and overrated loudspeakers you’ve auditioned?
My old DLK 1 pair had a more ' live' realism than many more modern, ' accurate' speakers I've owned. Paper driver, cts cone tweeter, real walnut cabinets..I dunno, some low tech magic. 
Reasonable high end interconnects: without breaking the bank
I remember reading good things here about Duelund interconnects, $100-$200 budget if I'm remembering correctly. 
Which area of components to spend the most $ on? Boy I was wrong all my life!
Yeah, I'm no maven, sorry, but 10 posts and big free shill for Marantz... Best anecdotal advertising money can buy.