That will buy you one hell of a system :-). 2000 dollars for the complete system will still buy you a really nice 2 channel setup. Stereo has its advantages as you can really focus on quality instead of buying a lot of speakers. It will still sound great for movies (I lived with a stereo setup for almost 10 years before buying my first surround system.)
All you will need is a good receiver and a really good pair of towers. Or you could consider a pair of nice bookshelves and a sub. Either way I'd spend 70% of your budget on the speakers and 30% on the receiver.
What do I need to buy for a home stereo system. NOT NECESSARILY HOME THEATER. Just music. And maybe hook it up to the tv to watch a dvd sometimes, but mainly for music play.
I don't even know what any of those mean. but am I right?
And what brands? $2000.00 for each part limit.