Question Help for total beginner on Integrated Amp

Ciottoriot

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Hello Everyone

First of all, it is my first time posting on this forum after reading some very good posts. I was wondering if someone could offer me a bit of help.
I want to purchase my first HI-FI system but my budget is quite limited (got other more important expenses that i cannot avoid coming up) and, unfortunately, I do not have a lot of experience.

What I am looking for is a simple entry level system which could give a decent listening experience at medium volumes in a 13ftx16ft room.
It will be paired to a vinyl player and via Bluetooth to my smartphone for some podcast and Spotify listening (I am happy to buy a separate Bluetooth receiver if needed).

I have three options lined up (available in my area) in a budget between 70 and 110£:
Marantz PM5005;
Onkyo a9030;
Cambridge Audio Topaz AM10 .

Do you think that any of these could give me a more detailed sound with decent volume?

Mat
 
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Gray

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Hello Everyone

First of all, it is my first time posting on this forum after reading some very good posts. I was wondering if someone could offer me a bit of help.
I want to purchase my first HI-FI system but my budget is quite limited (got other more important expenses that i cannot avoid coming up) and, unfortunately, I do not have a lot of experience.

What I am looking for is a simple entry level system which could give a decent listening experience at medium volumes in a 13ftx16ft room.
It will be paired to a vinyl player and via Bluetooth to my smartphone for some podcast and Spotify listening (I am happy to buy a separate Bluetooth receiver if needed).

I have three options lined up (available in my area) in a budget between 70 and 110£:
Marantz PM5005;
Onkyo a9030;
Cambridge Audio Topaz AM10 .

Do you think that any of these could give me a more detailed sound with decent volume?

Mat
Welcome to the forum Mat.
None of your amp choices are bad.
Quite a few of us here have good experience of Marantz.
That PM005 will have a good built-in phono preamp for your turntable.

As for a Bluetooth receiver. I bought one of these:
It works well. There's no doubt you could do better, but you can pay quite a bit more. This one for instance.....but it's over £100 more:
 
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