mr trump asked for an advice and recommendation ... you've made yours and I've made mine... do you actually own marantz/ tannoy combo? do you think the underpowered marantz is any good?jjbomber said:
Criticising the 5* Marantz is now categorised as 'hate speach'.lpv said:mr trump asked for an advice and recommendation ... you've made yours and I've made mine... do you actually own marantz/ tannoy combo? do you think the underpowered marantz is any good?jjbomber said:
actually made a suggestion that covered the OP's first suggestion. Also as highlighted the OP states he had limited space (check)DonaldTrumpsWig said:Hi everyone please be gentle I'm quite new to this so I might end up asking lots of stupid questions. I'm looking to build a digital only system for around £1000 and I'm trying to get my head round the options.
Some helpful background: much of my music is ripped CD's stored to a 128gb iPad Air as AAC, plus I use apple music and internet radio. The iPad sits on a Sony clock-radio dock in my bedroom (actually meant for an ipod but works fine with ipad) which shamefully is currently the only way I can hear my music other than on headphones. I have done some homework and I -think- my best way forward is one of the following:
(1) I buy some powred / active speakers, connect them to an airport express and stream to that
(2) buy regular speakers along with a separate amp + airport express
(3) buy regular speakers along with some kind of amp device with airplay built in
Space is limited because I still live at home with my parents so this will be a bredroom system (room is about 5m x 4m) but with a bit of re-arranging I will have room for speaker stands and amp. Though the stands will also have to come from the £1k budget.
Do I seem to have all my options covered for the price? Is there anything I've missed? Which is perhaps best value for money? What should take the bulk of my money, amp or speakers?
In that case I will make it VERY easy for you.DonaldTrumpsWig said:Clearly I have a lot of research to do regarding the systems and components you have all thrown into the ring. You have all been unbelievably helpful, but at the same time I didn't realise there were quite so many ways to skin the proverbial cat. Lindsay made a strong case to spend less and save more by buying second hand; I think it's great advice if you know what you're doing but probably less so if like me you're a bit wet behind the ears. Or perhaps I over-estimate the risks of an inexperienced enthusiast like me buying used.
Plenty food for thought in this thread, you have all been amazingly helpful, even though the thread has barely been up half a day. Thank you.
Do AVI DM5's sound as good as AVI DM 10's?lpv said:pair of active AVI DM5 + AirPort Express..
£700 new or £775 for premium finish or go to AVI forum > buying and selling page > wait for a pair to appear ( around £500) and if you don't like them ( unlikely) just sell them for money you've paid
that's the only speakers you ever need !
That's all that matters. you've got exactly what you want and you're happy.DonaldTrumpsWig said:I'll spend ages optimizing the speaker positioning but so far everything sounds phenominal in my bedroom, I have never heard music sound like this at all. And way under what I thought I'd need to spend.