My second system (to go in a small spare room with an iMac) so far only consists of a lovely pair of JPW Sonatas* - with brand-new tweeters - sealed cabinet bookshelf speakers that I bought a few weeks ago. (Mint condition.)
I need an amp/mini system + AirPlay and DAC.
I am contemplating a Denon DM39DAB or Denon CEOL Piccolo N5 (the stripped down one without CD). The problem with the Denon options is that the DM39DAB has FM but no AirPlay, and the CEOL N5 has AirPlay but no FM. (I like having FM.)
The CEOL is £249 (excl. speakers). the DM39DAB is £199 (excl. speakers). Both options will cost more than I want to spend (£250 max) once I have filled in the 'missing element' in each case. (ATV or seperate FM provision.)
So, I think it's going to be the CEOL Piccolo and then wait for something like a mint, refurbished Hacker Sovereign II or Roberts R900 radio for my 'retro' fix
This is - to some extent - a stream of consciousness post (sorry for all the rambling) whilst I mull over options.
Feel free to join in with any ideas. The only constants are budget (£250), speakers to be used (JPW Sonatas) and the iMac.
If your suggestion get's AirPlay and FM (in the same box) for £250 then i'd like to see it.
*They sound excellent played on my normal system and have totally sold me on getting newer, more expensive sealed cabinet bookshelf loudspeakers eventually.