Small Room with matching budget!!!!
I'm looking to spec a hifi music system for my den, which is approx 2m x 3m in size. I guess the budget is around the £1,000-£1,500 mark. At the moment I'm thinking of either the Arcam Solo with B&W 685's or a cambridge Audio based system, Azur 640CV2, Azur 640AV2 and Azur 640TV2, again with the B&W's. As a bit of a newbie I have a couple of questions, should I be looking for something that plays SACD or DVD Audio? or is this not really an issue yet and is there really a noticable difference in sound quality? Also would it be a mojor issue if the speakers were not mounted on stands? Space is limited which is tempting me to put them on the shelves at the end of the room but a little voice keeps telling me Nooooo! Finaly with this kind of setup should I expect to hear a noticeable improvement over the old system that lives in the lounge?.. Marantz PM66SE amp, Marantz CD67 and Tanoy Mercury M2's on Atacama stands? Appologies for the long winded post but any advice would be much appreciated.