/ Recommend a stereo?
I'm hoping to buy a new stereo soon - just looking for some tips.
Nothing technically extravagent, will only be playing in a relatively small room, and not super-loud, but I would like something of reasonable quality if possible. CD player and digital radio preferred. Ideally £150-£200.
Just wondering if anyone has any good tips?
Also, the sound quality will vary alot depending on your speakers. IMHO you're better spending your money on good quality speakers than CD player.
>IMHO you're better spending your money on good quality speakers than CD player.
...which is the exact opposite to the advice given by every hi-fi journalist and expert in the country who all say (and I tend to agree in part) that you should get the best source components you can afford. Good speakers won't make a turnip sound like a peach.
Anyway, if you only have £150 to spend you don't have much choice for decent components so you'd be as well looking for a decent quality 'beat box' OR trawl ythrough ebay (sometimes some real quality going for a song)
Partly true, but if you're buying with a view to upgrade, then it's nice to know that your speakers are slightly future-proofed. If not, then, in terms of your overall budget, roughly 20% CD Player, 40% Amplifier and 40% Speakers. Spend an additional 5-10% of what you spent on the system on the cables and interconnects.
To the OP, you didn't mention if you already owned any speakers, because that Denon system doesn't come with any.
Speakers tend to do different genres better (more attuned to different frequencies) than others so make an informed decision from hearing them rather than just going with what people say are good.
You can get that system with speakers but I think you pay around £150 more on superfi. Good system though, I use an earlier version with a pair of Maxim-2's seem good enough for bedroom and occasional listening. Again, in my opinion (if i'm allowed one).
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