I agree NAD and Marantz are well regarded at this level, but I would also consider Denon and Pioneer as good alternatives too.robg1976 said:Hi Sarah.
Can i start buy saying well done you for taking an interest and doing your research. As mentioned is a personal choice, but dont be put off by comments from others. You dont mention the old amp ans speakers. As for your speaker choice you have picked 2 good sets of speakers the Monotor audio and wharfedeles are great at the price and will be sure to please. Im a past wharfedale owner and now a monitor audio owner (silver s 1)
To answer your question your speaker choice will depend on your amp choice. (please avoid the Denon amp) Please choose one of any budget amps from NAD or marantz. for many years the budget amp they produce around £200- 250 are always for the money class leading. no one will argue against that. The NAD is very fond of bass and power the marantz more layed back.
In conclusion the Nad often sounds better with the more honest Monitor audio speakers as they tend to iron out the bass heavy NAD if you go for the Marantz choose the more lively wharfdale to compliment the amp and add a bit of punch.
so look for the Marantz PM6005 (£299) richer sounds
NAD C316BEE (£249)
and match with the speakers of your choice.
Hope this helps
Indeed! It's great to see women taking an interest and being pretty clued up by knowing what to look for.hybridauth_Facebook_1413429313 said:sarah I think that's a loverly thing to do for him and ignore the ignorance of some replies maybe go and audition the products you are interseted in and make your own mind up with the facts to share a hobby with your hubby is a nice thing to do he will appreciate it x
Lighten up fella.robg1976 said:Drummer man
how dare you treat women this way..
the lady asked for advise, i for one encourage women in to our hobby, she has clearly looked at this matter with an audiophile opinion, she wanted advise to dismiss her as a woman with no clue, OMG
Sarah i hope you can ignor the narrow minded comments and take the advise i and some other have offered and hope all goes well
Don't start me on horses. Ever since I was bitten by a donkey ...hybridauth_Facebook_1413429313 said:must be hard up there on that high righteous horse what a sexist pig seriously very funny actually thought this type of behaviour went out with the arc you clearly have an issue with women but dress as 1 something you need to tell us maybe ??
Drummerman I took your comment about women and hi-fi not going together as a tongue in cheek comment not to be taken seriously.drummerman said:Women and Hifi just don't go together ...
To the OP ... set the budget, let him decide ... and prepare for him to over spend. Thats the way it works best and you'll be able to call in favors for some time to come.