6 posts / 0 new
Last post
admin's picture
Offline
Last seen: 17 hours 50 min ago
Joined: 04/09/2013 - 14:19
Posts: 51595
First time buyer recommendations

Hi there,

I've been looking down this forum and found a lot of what I read quite helpful so I thought I'd post a question.

Basically, I'm buying my first seperates with probably a budget of about £450.  It's for a bedroom so not too big a room and I'm not needing a CD player because I copy all my CDs to FLAC.  After looking around, I was thinking of getting the Onkyo A9155, Project Essential, a Squeezebox receiver and Wharfedale Diamond 9.0 which comes to around about the budget.  The reason I was limiting the speakers is because, in order to not spend over my budget at the moment, I'm thinking that I would probably upgrade them in about six months time (when money's better, etc.) and just have a smaller pair for the timebeing.  Is this a reasonable sort of combination?

CnoEvil's picture
Offline
Last seen: 25 min 40 sec ago
Joined: 21/08/2009 - 18:01
Posts: 12225
RE: First time buyer recommendations

AM, welcome to the forum.

What about the Fatman iTube:

- http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=190510111428
or
- http://www.exceptional-av.co.uk/index.php?search_terms=Fatman+itube&gclid=CJud8vXEiasCFUEMfAod3WrA3g

You don't have to use their speakers.

"We should no more let numbers define audio quality than we should let chemical analysis be the arbiter of fine wines."  Nelson Pass

Anonymous
Anonymous's picture
RE: First time buyer recommendations

Thanks for the reply.

I'd still need to get a turntable and the squeezebox on top of that (I'm guessing that digitally I'd be limited to ipod usage using the amp on it's own so the 160gigs lossless on an ipod wouldn't cut it) so it's a bit over budget.

moriarty's picture
Offline
Last seen: 7 months 3 weeks ago
Joined: 11/06/2010 - 21:54
Posts: 36
RE: First time buyer recommendations

I can thoroughly recommend the Squeezebox Touch. I bought one about a year ago as my first "toe in the water" with high quality downloaded music / streaming. Very easy to set-up and use (I mostly use the iPeng iPhone app to control it) and sounds fantastic. Make sure you use a good quality interconnect to link it to your system

Anonymous
Anonymous's picture
RE: First time buyer recommendations

I was going to go for the squeezebox receiver (as here) with android app controller.  I was planning on getting a nas drive soon anyway so that should work well with it (hopefully)

moriarty's picture
Offline
Last seen: 7 months 3 weeks ago
Joined: 11/06/2010 - 21:54
Posts: 36
RE: First time buyer recommendations

... my next step was getting a QNAP NAS drive and it works great over wi-fi with Squeezebox.

 

 

Log in or register to post comments