Hi CNoCnoEvil said:I'm sorry if you've answered these before:
- What sort of music do you listen to? - How much money are you prepared to spend? - I take it that your 2 channel will be in the same room as your AV - What way do you like your 2 channel system to sound?
FWIW. I would rather have a good 2 channel system, than an AV system that is very mediocre with music.
The best way to have both, is attach a good Stereo Amp with HT Bypass, to the Pre-Outs of your AV amp.
Something like a Linn Majik DSM allows 2.1 and has HDMI connectivity.
I’m probably 50/50 music and films (which is a cop out answer and yes the setup will be in the same room. Most of the music at the moment is played through a SONOS connect into a mojo.
My music is pretty broad, from Adele to Korn to Bon Iver to Paul Simon, some classical and much in between. Sorry since I hit 40 my taste has broadened and I’m discovering all sorts of great stuff.
in terms of the sound, I like something that is *just* in the warm side on neutral but good timing is a must. I guess foot tapping and organic is the best description. I’m not bothered about every last ear piercing detail but subtle vocal dynamics are definitely my thing.
i heard a PMC gb1 / electrocompaniet combination once and thought it sounded pretty good. Though electrocompaniet prices have rocketed so not sure it is good value.
Amp wise I’m thinking maybe Rega Elicit-r or Nato xs but open to suggestions. I think both have a form of pre-amp bypass which will make intergration into the AV side smile (if I keep it). Both should handle speaker upgrades too.