Budget , PC Network advice please
Hello, I am looking for a good sounding budget seperates system. My lounge is only 12 by 19ft and the speakers will be near to the party wall ( which is pretty thin ! ). So the majority of the time the volume will be pretty low but I would like a system that has got plenty of power in reserve. I have thousands of cds and a pretty ecclectic taste, but i guess mainly rock music 60's thru to 80's hard-rock and metal to modern day indie.
I want floor standers ( maybe not ideal for my room ) but thinking i may move and I just like floorstanders.
Now the tricky bit, I have been transfering my cd's and downloaded mp3's onto my massive pc external hard drives. My pc sits in my office ( upstairs ) and runs media monkey (320kbs). my plan is to use an old laptop to connect via my hard-wired network to the pc and connect this laptop to my new hifi system downstairs. Can this be done ? What would i need to connect the laptop to the hifi ?
I guess I will not need a cd player straight away , but will probably get one eventually as although i am putting the cd's onto the media centre and they will all be stored up-stairs, I am still tactile and love to open cd cases read inlay books etc ( guess i havent totally embrassed the digital age yet ! )
Any advice is greatly appreciated. for ages i have been considering NAD Gear, AE or Wharfedale or Mission Speakers but I am pretty open to any ideas. Budget is around £600 i would hope to get the amp,speakers and the cd for that.