New to the forum so I thought Id start by asking a usual noobie question. I am looking to get myself a new seperates system with a CD, Tuner and ipod attachment. I have a good budget of around £1000 (very top end I must admit!) and both my Dad and my brother have Technics systems (with my dad having Qef(?) floor standing speakers. Id like something quality and not just loud (which the guy in Richer Sounds seemed to find more important than quality!)
Essentially, I listen to rock/metal/emo music but really enjoy all types such as Classical, moody bassy stuff ala Massive Attack, Mogwai etc and radio 4 stuff like comedy shows, documentories etc . I have a hard wood floor with quite high ceilings and the room is about 15 x 25 feet.
My main questions are: What would be a good system to consider for this?
Floor standing speakers vs book shelf speakers: if I can afford it, should you always go for floor standing speakers?
What makes an amp better than another one? What should I be looking for?
Any newbie advice would be gratefully recieved! My email/msn is gareth-morgan (at) hotmail.com if anyone fancies a chat or helping me discover new music!