So I just finished my 10 years of medical training and taking my signing bonus to treat myself and take my listening experience to another level. I've done a decent amount of research and honestly just end up more confused than before diving into some deep internet rabbit holes. Anyhow my stats.
-Currently I have a 15'' MB retina Pro streamed via airplay to Apple TV. Also a Hackintosh with audioengine DAC to audioengine speakers.
My Stereo setup is Onkyo Receiver/ampifier TX NR 626 to Polk Audio towers
This setup sound good but I am hungry for much more.
-Small 1 BR NYC room 14x14 about
-I listen to everything from classic rock, metal, electronic dance music
- The thing is I really like exploring new music on streaming music blogs, spotify, soundcloud. The majority of my music is streamed off my laptop via airplay or played directly of my desktop (audioengine DAC).
I want a nice sytem with a full, live soundstage but if my streamed, compressed source is the limiting reactant does it make sense to drop 5K? Might as well put that into the 300K of loans I owe for medical school
Anyway suggestions for setup, DAC, AMP, speakers please!