After years of enjoying music from less than standard systems, I am finally financially able to give my ears a little more of a treat. I'm very much a novice at this and have been lurking this site and reading whatever I can trying piece together my first stereo system.
Here's my initial thought:
NAD 515 CD
Most of my music collection is in the form of CD's. I listen to mostly Jazz, hard rock, and hip-hop. I look to eventually expand my system to include a turntable, sub, and options for music files.
Am I starting in a good spot? From what I've gathered, it seems you can't go wrong with the NAD amps. Would the C326 be better for future expansion? 1k is about what I can spend right now for my basic needs (cd, amp, and speakers). What info do I need to consider when adding a sub, DAC, and turntable? Is the 315/316 or 326 a good starting point?
The opinion on speakers seem to vary. Being such a crucial component, I will try to listen to some PSB options from a dealer. The reviews I've read have been nothing short of amazing.
The NAD 515 seems like a nice choice from what I've read. Again, I don't know much about it. Just figured it would pair well with whatever integrated amp I choose (315/316/326).
Just looking for your expert opinions. All input is much appreciated, as I'm a little overwhelmed right now.