14 year old HiFi - upgrading to universal CD/DVD and movie/music amp
A remortgage and house move beckons and with it chance to fritter away some of my hard earned on new toys.
My seperates were pretty good first rung of the ladder back in 1993:
Rotel RA-935BX amp
Marantz CD52 cd player
Denon TU-260L tuner
Mission 781 stand mounted speakers
and I've recently treated them to QED Qunex 1 interconnects all round and a Tacima CS929 mains conditioner 4-way.
More recently for my viewing pleasure
Philips 28PW9509 CRT old school tv
Panasonic DVD-S35 dvd player
I'm assuming that things won't have moved on that far at the lower price points in the last 14 years that I'll need to spend a little more to actually hear/see a significant difference.
I'd like to avoid the gajillion boxes problem and I've been missing a tuner for a while so I'm targeting a universal cd/dvd player and a receiver that will be ace at movies and music.
Seems like my only real choice for discs is a Marantz DV7001 dvd and cd player.
Are there other universal disc players worth looking at?
I'm less convinced about full-on multi speaker package as I'm not sure it will add that much to the viewing experience (plus could always incorporate my current Missions as rear/sides). Is multi-speaker really worth it? How would it cope with 'simple' stereo music playback? Can one just switch off the surround speakers for music listening?
Currently thinking just a pair of good floorstanders and a sub e.g. Dali Ikon 6 or Monitor Audio Silver RS6 partnered with either Monitor Audio RSW12 or Velodyne SPL-800i subs.
Bit stuck over choice on an amp now though. If I'm not going for multi-channel speakers I don't neccessarily need a full a/v amp, but would be nice to future proof. Whatever it's got be great at both music and movies...
Any advice/experience gratefully received...