I've just bought a new house and I am looking in to buying my first decent system. After reading the october issue I have decided on the Marantz CD6002 but can't decide which amp and speakers to go for. I am tempted by the Roksan Kandy LIII and B&W 685 but unsure if maybe the Rotel RA-04 and Monitor Audio BR2 (obviously a considerably cheaper option) would be more than adequate for the long but narrow living/dining room (25x11 foot). My budget is in the region of £1500 including cables etc but would happily spend less as I want to buy another flat panel TV.
Furthermore would a room this size be better suited to floorstanders or standmounts? I have also heard conflicting advice with regard to how best to distribute the money in your budjet. For example is any single component more important and therefore worth spending more money on or should the money be distributed equally?