New set for bedroom

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Hey all, this is my first post here at what Hi-Fi. Anyways, I am looking for what I need to enjoy the time i spend in my room. Im looking to spend about 2,000 at most and would like speakers, a receiver, and turntable possibly and also cables. At this moment in time no TV will be installed, but it will come in the near future. Im just looking for some equipment to enjoy my room. Currently the only thing in there is a computer. Also looking for a headphone amp that is budget friendly and if possible, portable. As for speakers, I was thinking of some B&W 6 series most likely the 684. I am open to all suggestions and I appreciate all input. By the way, im looking to take all this new equipment to college with me in about a year.
 
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Cambridge Audio Azur 340A and 340C will give you a fantastic amplifier and cd combo, throw in the 540p preamp and you're still south of 1000. That leaves lots of legroom for a turntable, in your price range the rega p1, project debut III and Music Hall 2.1 and 2.2 are all solid choices there. This leaves about 700 bucks left over for speakers, but it's by far the best budget hifi. (Nad makes some roughly equivalently priced hardware to those cambridges I mentioned with very similar specs).

I don't know the price of the B&W's you've got in mind there, I'd say that in the budget zone the Cambridge Audio and NAD equipment is far and above the best bang for buck.
 
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I have to agree that cambridge and NAD fit the price performance ideal that meet your budget. Please add to that list rotel. I own the Rotel RA-1062 integrated and it sounds great with my Denon DV-2900 universal disc player and Acoustic Energy AE-1 speakers. I believe that my combo matches your budget, all in. I have enjoyed the Pro-Ject turntables in the past as well. I sold off my record collection and turntable, but will be back into vinyl sooner than later. I have never owned rega tables, but had the pleasure of owning a Jupiter CD player a few years back and it was nice.
 

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I think you could do very well by looking at the NAD C352 amp and C542 CDP combo that Superfi.co.uk are doing currently. Very good set-up for decent money.

In regards to speakers, for youtr bedroom, i wouldnt go for the B&W 684's. Theyre great speakers but very powerful and i think with you moving to uni/poss halls of residance, they'd be too loud and boomy.

Take a look at some decent standmount speakers, the B&W 685s could ber worth considering as are the older series (B&W 602 S2/S3). You can get good examples of these off Ebay (if youre happy with 2nd hand).

If you are definitly wanting floorstanders, it may be worth looking at Monitor Audio RS5's or even the RS6's. The B&W 602.5 floorstander are fairly good but to be honest, decent standmount speakers on decent, mass-loaded speakers stands, will give you as much 'oomph and kick' as floorstanders do.

Your budget is fairly big so i think you'll get what you need and still have £££ to save which can always be saved for later upgrades or better interconnects/speaker cable etc.
 

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£2000.00 nice budget to be going to college with. why not look on ebay, you can get some serious kit for that money. here go's tt rega r3 with a goldring 1012 cartridge £200.00 marantz pm 7200 £100.00 mission m34 new about £150.00 tuner dab or fm, if fm anything about £15 to £30.00 dab acoustic solutions £80.00, fm is better and will stay around a lot longer than people think. this will give you scope for that 15 in tv in your dorm room.
 
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Big agree on the Monitor audio point. I just auditioned the rs1, rs5 and rs6, all very very impressive.
 
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After seeing all of these suggestions and talk of what may be too big and loud for college, I think that I may just wait to get my whole system.

TO be honest I was thinking of maybe using my iPod with Rockbox to play FLAC through a B&W Zeppelin. (I know iPods unpopular for hi-fi quality). From what I hear the Zeppelin is amazing and it would only be temporary.

And yes, I do love the sound of B&Ws in case you were wondering. This couldn't be a terrible idea, could it? After all i think that it would suit me fine for about a year until i decide what college I am going to and where I will be living.

Even then, when in college, I could decide what setup to purchase. There aren't very many audiophile stores here in Columbus, OH, but where I plan to go to college in Boston or Cupertino area I am sure there are plenty.

Thanks all for the input and please tell me what you think about just getting the Zeppelin. By the way, if anyone has any suggestions I am looking for a value-oriented amp. All I currently use are Grado 225s, but they would still be better with an amp.

Cheers.
 

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