Hello from newb...analysis paralysis
A friend turned me on to whathifi.com, I am enjoying the reviews and the forum very much.
I'm interested in putting together a small and modest, but nice and good quality home theater setup. Space is limited for me, so I am interested in a slim av receiver (I think), which seems to limit my options greatly. I also want to get my Macbook connected up to it. I'm a huge music fan, but not an audiophile per se. Music sources will be Spotify, and possibly one of my old Technics turntables down the road.
Anyway, I've been reading up on DACs and ethernet/Airplay capabilities in some receivers, and I just can't decide what is the better way to go. I've been thinking Marantz NR1402 & DAC Magic or the Marantz NR1602...not sure though.
I'm also trying to pick out speakers. I was looking at the Orb Audio speakers, but then I found this web site...