Ruark MR1 MK2 and other options for streaming and turntable in room size 3.5m x 3.5m


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I'm looking at options for a £300-£400. My old Cambridge audio am10 is kaput, I would like to upgrade my turntable and my old gale silver monitors and be able to stream using my iPhone (or my partners android phone).

I have recently moved into a new place and my living room is 3.5x3.5 and 3m tall but i have big dreams and could expect to have more space in a couple of years so I am holding upgrades in mind. That said, space is very limited so I'm moving away from the idea of having a separate amp.

I will add the turntable later so for now I am thinking along the lines of:

  • a tangent BT II with my current speakers or some other passives - i'm not sure how this would fare with an iPhone as doesn't seem to support AAC, does anyone have experience with this set up?
  • a pair of active speakers like Klipsch R-41s (richer sounds recommended)
  • Ruark MR1 MK2 - I'm leaning this way now - I've seen a lot of people talking about using these only as desktop speakers or in a small office, can anyone say whether they'd be suitable in a slightly bigger room?

I haven't heard any of them in person and might not have the chance to do so before begin so any advice would be greatly appreciated!


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