New memberUsername: Seanism
Post Number: 1
So just want some advice on getting the right system pls.. I don't have any kind of system at all at the moment. Just a set of desktop speakers.
so I'm looking to spend about £500 to £800 on a full system, with av, amp etc, do i go for am AV package or buy them seperately pls?
Found one shop called superfi and another called audio affair, pretty much the same hi-fi they sell. any recommendations? thanks
Gold MemberUsername: Superjazzyjames
Post Number: 1672
Start with either a Denon, Pioneer, Onkyo or Marantz receiver (which ever sounds best with your speakers) and a decent blu-ray player. You'll want to use decent inter connect cables, not the ones that come with your blu-ray player. Rockfish, Blue Jeans, Monster, Audio Quest all make great cables. Rockfish & Blue Jeans are probably the cheapest and just as good as any others. For speaker wire, the cheapest 12 awg you can get.
After getting started with this, you might want to add other source players later on.
Let me know if this helps. I suspect that there will be further discussion.
Silver MemberUsername: Nency
Post Number: 200
Silver MemberUsername: Edison
Glendale, CA US
Post Number: 947
If they are decent, you can build on them with these excellent sounding mini systems - if not, you may want to consider them with speakers (links on the bottom).
They received excellent reviews from the pros on Hifi Magazines.
They sound better than some full sized system, that is not matched well.
If your speakers are good, they will sound surprisingsly good - better than 97% of other mini systems you heard on the market.
Let us know what speakers you have, and let's see if they are worth building on them.
You can get decent sound for not so much money these days, if you choose wisely. Go slow and ask questions like you are doing already, b4 buying.
It would be best if you lived near a city where you can hear these systems your-self b4 buying them - you got to like them, no matter what others say.