Looks like a great forum!
I'm soon to be moving into my first purchased house after years of renting and moving around. I work from home, and see this as a good opportunity to set up a decent desk based audio set up. I will have a cellar room, dedicated as my office.
I can't afford to spend a lot on the set up at the moment, definately sub £500.
I've already ordered an Arcam Rpac because I figured that would help whatever set up I go for, and only have a standard sound card.
I need help deciding whether to go for speakers sat on the desk (small bookshelf ones would just fit), or whether to set the room up with my back against the wall so that I can have speakers set at the other side of the room. The room would be just about big enough to do this.
I have been seriously condidering the Bose Companion 3 system. But wonder if I will be dissapointed with that and if I would be better going for an amp and speakers (more like a proper hifi set up).
I listen to a wide range of music, but a lot of it is electronic. So bass is important to me, but I don't want it to be boomy or overpowering. It is also worth mentioning that I spend the majority of the day listening to radio shows from BBC iPlayer, so it is likely that the quality of the music source won't be that high, so it would be a waste to get a system that would require high quality audio files to get the most out of it.
Any advice would be appreciated!