Advice Amp+CD+speakers £ 1300-1500
Hi, I'm new here... I discovered this forum doing some research as I am about to upgrade my very, very old stereo (20 yrs old!).
My initial idea was to go for a amp & cd player Teac CR-700 with a Bose Acoustimass 5 system. However, after a good use of the search function in this site, I am tempted to go a completely different way and choose the Marantz combo (PM6004+CD6004), possibly with the Rotel RA-10 as an alternative to the PM6004. In terms of speakers, I am thinking of BX2.
However I still have a few questions left unanswered and would really appreciate your thoughts...
1. The Teac + Bose vs. Rotel/Marantz + BX2 comparison... they are such different alternatives I find it hard to decide. Is the second option much better in terms of quality? Is Bose really just a "lifestyle" speaker system, whose quality does not match the price & hype? Or is it really good and just a bit snobbed because of its "lifestyle appeal"?
2. If I go for the Rotel amp, does it work well with the Marantz CD6004 or should I go for a different cd player too?
3. Finally, is it worth upgrading the speakers from BX2 to RX1?
Oh, for info, I live in a small(ish) flat so obviously there's a limit to the volume I can use and the very old stereo I'm about to dump is Technics SU600 amp + SL-P177A cd player with AR Red Box II speakers...
thank you very much!