Help in new Hi Fi Setup

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  1. mouttou

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    Hello,

    Please can someone help.

    I am looking to setup a new Hifi system for my home.

    I am looking for something which has the following:

    1. CD Player
    2. Bluetooth to stream music from my phone
    3. A turntable
    4. Two medium sized speakers

    I have a budget of £1000-£1250 and am looking for the best setup possible with above budget.

    Thank you.

    Gerard
     
  2. muljao

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    You can do really well for your money.

    As an initial thought I'd look at something like this

    Marantz PM6006 Stereo Integrated Amplifier & CD Player UK Editions with Monitor Audio Bronze 2 Speakers - Superfi

    And this

    Project Primary turntable - Superfi

    And maybe this

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/TROND-Bluetooth-Transmitter-Receiver-Simultaneously/dp/B01N9PI9T6

    The Bluetooth device will likely be the weakest link, what are you streaming? If it's Spotify or tidal and you have WiFi I'd recommend a Chromecast audio or streamer instead of the Bluetooth.

    You do need to get a set of speaker stands to get the best out of this or any system
     
  3. mouttou

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    Thank you.

    I am looking to play music from my phone, so was ideally looking for an amp with cd player and bluetooth. Any suggestions would be welcome.

    Thanks Again.
     
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    Was looking at Denon CEOL RCD N10 with a suitable turntable. Please can someone advise if this is good.

    Thanks again.
     
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    Muljao really had it spot on. The MARANTZ pair are awesome and the tiny chromecast audio for about £30 plugged in at the back would sound excellent. For this system, i don't think you'd get better for the money from any brand.
     
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    If you are looking for a more all-in-one system then try the Pioneer NC-50DAB with a pair of DALI Zensor 3 (about £800). Then add the project Primary turntable as suggested (as the Pioneer has a MM Phono input). So everything you need (except speaker cable) for under £1000.
     
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    What size room are you going to be listening in?

    @muljao has listed a very good sub £1000 system.

    An all in one like the denon whilst good, is not on the same tier as the marantz separates. You asked for the best sounding system without any limitations. If your looking for an all in one like the denon then it's a decent system but not the best sounding.

    The size of your room will also determine what kind of power you need and what size speakers would be optimal.
     
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    You've got a pretty fair budget, consider this-

    Yamaha RN602 Network Receiver, 80w/ch, DAC, Network Streaming, Bluetooth, ... - £320 -

    https://petertyson.co.uk/yamaha-r-n602

    PeterTyson also has some RN602 with Speaker Bundles -

    Search results for: 'Yamaha RN602'

    Network Streaming is massively better than simple Bluetooth.

    And you can get a deal on the matching Yamaha CDS-300 CD Player - £199 -

    https://petertyson.co.uk/yamaha-cds300-cd-player

    For a turntable, this is probably the best deal around, though there are others to consider -

    Project Essential-III Turntable - £233 -

    Project Essential III Turntable

    So, let's take the RN602/QA-3050 Speaker Bundle and see how that works out -

    £650/st = Yamaha RN602 + Q Acoustic 3050 Speakers
    £200/ea = Yamaha CD-S300 CD Player
    £223/ea = Project Essential-III Turntable
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    £1073 = Total


    Seems to hit all the marks including the budget.

    Again, there are some alternative turntables for a bit more. I think the Project Debut Carbon with 2M Ortofon Red Cartridge runs about £310.

    Project Debut Carbon DC Turntable

    £650/st = Yamaha RN602 + Q Acoustic 3050 Speakers
    £200/ea = Yamaha CD-S300 CD Player
    £310/ea = Project Debut Carbon w/2M Turntable
    ------------------------------------
    £1160 = Total


    In a more DJ style Turntable the Audio Technica AT-LP120 - £234 -

    Audio Technica AT-LP120USBHC Hi-Fi Turntable

    And several others in the roughly £250 to £350 range.


    Steve/bluewizard
     
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    Get the Naim Muso and a Sony turntable. That one with the dsd converter. And you will have plenty of change left
     
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    Thanks, seriously considering this option. The Chromecast, does it lose any sound quality? Does this need to be plugged into the Marantz? Thanks Again.
     
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    Thanks, the denon looks better. :) but Sound quality matters.. so will take your all your advise of the Maratnz. My living room is 15"x12"...
     
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    Thank you.
     
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    The Chromecast has a kind of hybrid connector. It can be connected by a regular 3.5mm jack jack plug to rca which can go into any of the amps line in connections (except phono stage for the turntable). In this configuration the Chromecast uses it's own dac.

    The same connector on the Chromecast however is also a 3.5mm digital, so if you get a 3.5 to optical connector you can plug the Chromecast into the amps digital input and the dac inside the amp takes care of decoding. This is how I use it and it sounds great
     
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    Why not just a stereo receiver with Bluetooth and wifi built in?
     

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