(or, what I could get for a bit over $2000)
Wow! How nice that a good stereo sound could sound so musical.
I spent about two months researching this system and there is so much out there,
I could have continued for two years. In the end, I made a best guess and I am not sorry.
A good stereo can make a big difference in your enjoyment of a musical piece.
For the specs, I have B&W 603 S2's for speakers. You can see more on them at:
Note: I've upgraded the speakers to the wounderful CDM-1NTs. Not as much base, but the midrange is much much better.
On the recommendation of my buddy Rick, I looked into NAD for the integrated amplifier
and what a nice integrated amplifier it is!
I have the NAD C350, a great unit for the price, with a matching C523 CD Changer. You can see them at:
Of course, these days, you might want to check out the NAD C370, the 350's big brother
Or, if you are really in the money, get the Creek 5350SE!!
Finally, I got ahold of a used NAD 440 Tuner. Overpriced at $400+, it is pretty good at $180. It does need a better antenna. I'm thinking Terk...
For the audiophiles out there (I am a music lover, not an audiophile),
I have 12 gage OFC cables from the amp to the speakers and a CALRAD triple shielded, gold connect, 3ft in length cable from the changer to the amp.
That CalRad cable made the upper range sound very nice!
The money I saved in cables that wern't over-hyped went into equipment, deal with it!
For a really useful review site, see: