I'm completely new to HiFi world from Melbourne, Australia. And i'm still at learning stage. I don't have any HiFi systems knowledge.
I've made a short list of what i've been looking to makes things simple to start with, please feel free to amend or introduce something that you like:
1. Speakers - Monitor Audio RX2 / Dynaudio X12
2. Amp (Integrated) - Musical Fidelity M3i
3. DAC - Musical Fidelity M1DAC
4. Speakers Stand - Atacama HMS2 (Not sure if i could find any in Melbourne, i've been reading UK forums and this is what i found. I've also heard that Partington are very good too)
Music Genre that i listen the most: Jazz / Blue Jazz / Bossa Nova / Classical / Opera
The system will be used in an apartment with carpet flooring living room. I'm sorry that i wasn't able to provide the room dimension at this stage.
I've seen some reviews on Monitor Audio RX2 on different site and some reviewers said that it's too bright and they always have quality control issue. The Dynaudio bookshelf speakers that i could found closest to my budget range (around the price of MA RX2) was DM 2/6 DM 2/7 and Excite X12. Also i've heard that the Dyn will be hard to drive sometimes to play fully, a powerful amplifier is require.