Building a hifi system - in need of suggestions
Guys, could you help me out?
I'm trying to build an affordable home hifi system.
I'm looking into an entry level integrated amp. Yamaha AS500 and Marantz PM6004 are the obvious choices. Hence there is a $200 price difference between the two which might decide on the winner. If you have other suggestions, it's important the the amp has a phono stage.
I've narrowed down to two speakers: B&W 685 and Q Acoustics Q2020I.
As far as the music goes, I'll be playing 60-70% of guitar-oriented music: from low-volume indie, 90s alternative to 70s prog, AC/DC-type hard rock, and even some metal. For the lesser part it will be electronic (trip hop, ambiental, house, synth pop) and a bit of jazz.
The main sound source will be my mac. But I'll be running vinyl and CDs as well.
Basically I'm looking for a good all-around system with natural sound, tight bass and sweet mids and highs.