Fire, welcome. The M22s with a good sub should be what you need for a small apartment. Even if you're thinking about music more than movies, however, also go with QS4 surrounds for a 4.1 setup. The surround sound naturally present(in varying degrees)in two channel materials can be extracted and sent to the surrounds where it belongs. If you order from Axiom Outlet you'd get 10% off and if you order five items together(e.g. add an RCA coupler for a few dollars)you get another 5% off. Subtotal about $750.
For a good small sub to fit your budget consider the Outlaw LFM2
for about $300, plus shipping. Subtotal about $1,070.
For a receiver get the Onkyo 503 factory refurb
which is on sale the next three days. Register for "Club Onkyo" and you get 10 points, worth $10 off on a purchase, plus for this weekend there's a 10% off sale, which makes the net price about $133, with free shipping. Subtotal about $1,200.
You didn't mention if you already have a CD/DVD player; if not, one of the Sony changers for about $150 would be fine.