OK, here is what I want to get. I need a good set of speakers, I'm thinking something like Yamaha HS-8 or JBL 3 series (308) They would be for everything I hope, stereo, playback for the recorder and stereo to play the rhythm and record a lead. They have 8" woofers so I shouldn't need sub's. Next I need a good recorder, Tascam / Zoom R-16 something like that. I want to be able to record to a Dig. HD or SD card to add track's to. Then record to USB and CD-R. Then I can record part's, send it to a buddy of mine and he'll put a drum track to it and send it back. I can then play the CD until I get what I want and add to it for a final disk. So if I need a CD-R and play back machine also let me know what would be good. Mic's I can figure out, to start I'll get a couple 57's and maybe one real good one for guitar. I'm not duplicating CBS so I would like to get everything for about $2000 depending on the monitors. The JBL's seem like the best deal. Any help will help.