How much would you pay for a pair? There is some on gumtree for £100 in durham?
THat would be about right.. dnt let the price fool you. Very musical speakers
No rules. If it sounds good to you it sounds Right!!.Transpor:t . Oppo BDP-105EU Blue ray player. DAC:Musical Fidelity V90. AMP: Arcam AVR450. SPEAKER'S: Boston acoustics M340.
You can buy very good sound quality for under £300 nowadays. My choice at this price would probably be a Behringer UCA202 DAC/volume controller used together with some Yamaha HS50M speakers which have the amplifiers already built into them.
Total cost £266.
Yamaha HS50M speakers Clicky
Behringer UCA202 DAC Clicky
PC > AVI Neutron Five 2.1
Sony NWZ-A847 64GB Walkman > Westone UM3x
i'd suggest you try a cambridge audio amplifier and a pair of mission speakers. thats how i got started, and it kept me very happy. there's loads of choice on ebay, as for connecting your laptop, primarily, you can just buy a cable that runs from your headphone socket on your laptop to the back of your amp, that would suffice for now, but i would reccomend buying a cd player too. again, a cambridge audio one off ebay will be great.
you could spend a lot less than 300 quid if you follow those lines.
Rega Apollo CD. Arcam A70 Amplification. Focal 826v Speakers
I'd go for a set of B&W DM601's, I've had two pair (when they first came out and 2nd hand pair last year), you can get them off ebay for about £60-70, you can pick up some good amps for around £100 on eBay and then get a DAC for around £130
B&W DM601's, Mission M33 with Chord Carnival Silverscreen & Beyer Dynamic DT770 Pro (80 ohm)
Macbook Pro > Cambridge Audio Dacmagic 100 > Denon PMA-250SE
iPad > Airport Express > Denon PMA-250SE
I think I've set my eyes on the B&W DM600 series, id like to get the s3 series if i can but they often go for alot of money so maybe not. I currently have an old denon micro system my dad gave me which will do for now but I think when the right deal comes around I'll probably end up getting a cambridge audio amp and cd player. They seem to be widely regarded as the best value for money. Which one I'm not too sure mind, havent really looked into their models very in depth.
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