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Recommend a good "mini" system for my kitchen

Discussion in 'Hi-Fi Stereo Systems & Separates' started by Graham_S, Jan 24, 2005.

  1. Graham_S

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    I've just bought an Apple Airport Express to stream music to the kitchen from my PC. I'd like a reasonably small, reasonably cheap system to play it. Let's say £200-£300 or so, but my budget is quite flexible if there's something worthwhile at a higher price point . I guess it would be nice to have a digital input, as I understand it you can get a mini-toslink cable for the AX. A tuner (doesn't have to be digital) and a CD player would be nice for occasional use too, but aren't essential.
    Any suggestions?
    Thanks for any help you can offer.
     
  2. Graham_S

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    OK. I've gone for the Denon M31: it seems to do well in the What HiFi awards. No optical input, but it seems that that sort of audio equipment doesn't feature those anyway. Well, that's what having a look at the back of a load of them in John Lewis tells me, anyway.
     
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    Did you go with the speakers too or are you buying your own?
     
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    I bought the speakers too. Was that wrong?
     
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    Bought a DM31 too. Partnered them with Monitor Audio B1's instead of the stock speakers and got a great sound. Decent speaker stands is the key here. If they match the kitchen of course!
     
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    We use a TEAC reference 250 with or iPod - sounds good. CD and DAB are also good but the interface to the radio is a bit odd.
     
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    I've got the Denon M31 with standard speakers and for general background listening it's very good.

    John
     
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    The speakers supplied are very good (mission ones if I remember) others however mix and match. one of my friends even used a Quad 11L with it :eek:
     
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    I have just bought a Denon 101 for my kitchen. Bit more expensive than the 31 BUT it is smaller in depth - 25cm so it will fit on a standard kitchen wall cupboard shelf.
     
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    Have you looked into the Linn classik? That's a more upmarket mini system, and are meant to be very good.
     
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    Get a juicer instead, far healthier and the noise they make as you pulverise a carrot or mascerate an apple is fantastic.
     

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