...building a budget computer-based system... opinions and suggestions are welcome!
I am a classical musician and I listen mostly to classical music, jazz and acoustic rock. I am looking to put together a very low-budget, yet decent system for my apartment. My music is stored on my computer, and I was thinking of buying a Buffalo Link Station NAS to store it on my home network.
I would appreciate any suggestions from the experienced audiophiles, since I am really just starting, and I am aware that this will be a very entry-level system. My budget is less then 1300 pounds, and I would like sound for two rooms. This is what I have put together for now on the shopping list...
LIVING ROOM (will double as stereo home theater)
- HARMAN KARDON HK 3490 Stereo Receiver + Primus 360 HiFi Speakers (x2)
BEDROOM (smaller than living room)
- computer connected to NuForce Icon HDP Class A Headphone Amp, 192 24 DAC, Pre Amplifier
- Pioneer A-209R Stereo Amplifier
- Tannoy Mercury V1 Bookshelf Speakers
The problem now is how to connect the computer to both systems. Would something like the audioengine W1 Wireless adapter do the trick?
And if so, wouldn't it be better to attach the transmitter AFTER the DAC to preserve quality?
Any other ideas are welcome... Thank you!