Upgrading, or is it worth it?
About 15 years ago, in a pre kids life, my wife and I bought a HiFi system based on listening to various systems in a dealers shop (long since gone). The dealer continued to change various components (ever increasingly expensive) until we could not spot the difference in sound quailty. I am pleased to say I think we have relatively 'cheap' hearing. The same system is still working well, but after 15 years we want to move our current system to a second smaller room and buy a new system for our lounge. The lounge is rather a large room (5mx7m) with a vaulted ceiling. The speakers would be 5m apart (could be less if need be, say 3-4m). We play CDs of classical music, easy listening (Ella F, Frank S etc) and 'pop' music from the 80s. We also listen to Radio 2,3,4.
The system we bought all those years ago was:
Amplifier Denon PMA 250 III,
Tuner Denon TU260,
CD player Marantz CD52 and
2 Tannoy 6o5 speakers (we never heard these- we were just told they were the best in our range).
My questions are:
1. Based on
a) Technical changes over the last 15 years
b) Our listening tastes
c) Size of our room
d) Level of our hearing capability
e) Budget £1k-£2k (I would prefer to nearer £1k than £2k)
what would you recommned for a new system? AND would we spot a difference in sound quality from our cuyrent system?
2. If the answer to the above is technology has not move on much then would I be better sticking with our 'old system' and buying say a Bose radion/CD player for the second sitting room?
3. Which brings me to my final question. Are Bose systems as good as separates?
Sorry for the long winded question, but if anyone could give guidance I would be most grateful......