My GFs stereo build with my left over components is bass shy. I am using a Marantz NR1403 set in stereo mode. Pioneer PL-7 with Ortofon OM10 cartridge and a newer Teac 5 disc CD player. (She had to have multi disc 'junk'- go figure). The bass issue is the Pioneer SP-BS22 speakers I used to use on my big screen TV with a sub-woofer. They have a tiny 4 inch woofer that 'collapses' on somewhat loud music. No room for a sub-woofer, so not exceeding 10" wide x 18 tall, what would make more bass for about $300 in that size? GF does not have great hearing so with more bass the system will work for her.