New Hi-Fi Set-Up From Scratch
Hi Everyone! I have been a subscriber to the magazine for over 12 months now but this is my first forum post. I have bought the great Panasonic 37PX70CAB after superb reviews from the mag and now I am moving on to Hi-FI. I know I want the Marantz 6002 CD Player and probably the Rotel RA-04 Amp (Although the lack of remote does bother me slightly - perhaps a better amp will be released in the same price range b4 I make my purchase) Speakers is where I need the advice. I like the look of the Kef IQ5SE as they would look great either side of my Plasma but I know the reviews of the B&W685's would suggest they are the better speaker. Factor in some decent stands and they would also be the more expensive option. Do you think the extra cost is warrented or should I stick to the KEFIQ5SE? (I feel floorstanders would look better either side of my plasma.) Would the KEFIQ5SE fit in with my CD Player and Amp selection? I have laminate flooring and listen to a wide range of material from dance/house and my partner would be listening to Pop and musicals. It is important to note that I live in an apartment block so although I want the sound to have authority and punch I dont want it to be boomy as this could upset the neighbours. Any help would be greatly appreciated!