You can easily stream music to any system over wifi provided you have all your music on itunes. This can be done by purchasing an airport express 60 pounds.....cheap!Oddjob10 said:Thanks for the tips matthewpiano. I'll check these units out. Maybe this is a daft question, but how straightforward is it to patch in other sources of music (e.g. over wifi) into something like this?
Thin Matthew got it pretty spot on, if you don't have many cds I would replace the cd player with a dac magic (220 pounds) and use your pc instead. Also, if you are building your system from scratch and have a limited budget then you should consider your priorities. You should ideally decide whether you want to use your cd player or turntable or dac as your primary music source....you should then spend accordingly, allocating more money on your primary source, amplifier and speakers. If you only use your second source on occasion, it doesn't make sense to spend nearly as much when you have a limited budget.matthewpiano said:Try auditioning this as a starting point
Rega RP1 Performance Turntable £300
Marantz CD6004 CD Player £300
Marantz PM6004 Amplifier £300
Dali Zensor 1 Speakers £179
To be fair, you'll probably be able to get the Marantz units for slightly less than £300 a piece. If you would prefer floorstanding speakers try the Zensor 5s, although these will take you above budget.
You could also consider a system based around active speakers from the likes of Adam or AVI.
I was going to say that.the record spot said:Onkyo's TX-8050 networked stereo receiver will deliver pretty much all you need, sounds great, is well within your budget and is a fine option.
Good call. Excellent piece of kit. Flexible, easy to use, and excellent sound.richardw42 said:I was going to say that.the record spot said:Onkyo's TX-8050 networked stereo receiver will deliver pretty much all you need, sounds great, is well within your budget and is a fine option.