Advice on my proposed $2000 Hifi system

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Hi All, I've got $2000 to spend on a new modern hifi system, including headphones! Here's what I'm thinking at this point:

Turntable is a Fluance RT-82 (Ortofon OM10), not planning on upgrading that (yet).

Integrated Amp: Emotiva BasX TA1 Amp/Receiver - $600

Speakers: Emotiva B2+ Speakers - $500

Headphone Amp: Fiio K7 Headphone Amp - $200

Headphones: Hifiman Edition XS Headphones - $400

Streamer: Wiim Pro Streamer - $150

Speaker Stands: (Undecided): $50

Cables:
Micca 14 Gauge Pure Copper Speaker Wire, 12 Feet 2 Pack - $40
Amazon Basics RCA (x2) Cables - $20 total

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My questions:

1) I realize taste is a big factor here, but anything in that list seem really out of line or a really poor choice?

2) How should I attach the Wii Pro to the integrated amp? Aux? Coax? SPDIF?

3) Am I missing anything important?

My big challenge is my listening space, but I'll have to figure that out as I go and I think of that as a separate part of the equation.

Thanks!
Baron
 

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With regards to the Wiim, coax can support higher sample rates than optical. Whether you'll notice any difference is a different matter as optical goes pretty high anyway.
 

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No it seems pretty legit I guess apart from why get a headphone amplifier when what's built in will probably do the hifiman justice. I personally would take that $200 and either upgrade the turntable, while flu ance is a decent brand there are better sounding tables out there trust me, or I would take it and get a higher end set of headphones, maybe like some audysey LCD2C or meze 109 pro.
 

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Hi All, I've got $2000 to spend on a new modern hifi system, including headphones! Here's what I'm thinking at this point:

Turntable is a Fluance RT-82 (Ortofon OM10), not planning on upgrading that (yet).

Integrated Amp: Emotiva BasX TA1 Amp/Receiver - $600

Speakers: Emotiva B2+ Speakers - $500

Headphone Amp: Fiio K7 Headphone Amp - $200

Headphones: Hifiman Edition XS Headphones - $400

Streamer: Wiim Pro Streamer - $150

Speaker Stands: (Undecided): $50

Cables:
Micca 14 Gauge Pure Copper Speaker Wire, 12 Feet 2 Pack - $40
Amazon Basics RCA (x2) Cables - $20 total

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My questions:

1) I realize taste is a big factor here, but anything in that list seem really out of line or a really poor choice?

2) How should I attach the Wii Pro to the integrated amp? Aux? Coax? SPDIF?

3) Am I missing anything important?

My big challenge is my listening space, but I'll have to figure that out as I go and I think of that as a separate part of the equation.

Thanks!
Baron
Excellent choice, my suggestion
The £549 Triangle Borea BR03 Bookshelf Speakers are great all-around speakers to start with.
Eversolo Streamer DAC DMP A6 £699
HiFiMAN Edition XS £400

Cambridge Audio AXA25-25 Watt £249 (forget FiiO this baby has a headphone socket)​

And rest of the change, cable and stands of your choice.
 
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Excellent choice, my suggestion
The £549 Triangle Borea BR03 Bookshelf Speakers are great all-around speakers to start with.
Eversolo Streamer DAC DMP A6 £699
HiFiMAN Edition XS £400

Cambridge Audio AXA25-25 Watt £249 (forget FiiO this baby has a headphone socket)​

And rest of the change, cable and stands of your choice.
Ps. Amazon has reduced the Borea price to £349.
You can add the Headphone Amp: Fiio K7 Headphone Amp - $200 or get a better integrated amp with headphone socket 😉
 

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