Newbie here; first post. I'm looking for a simple, basic ~$1000 system. Probably 2-channel will do it. I have only a $100 Sony DVD/CD player on which to watch DVD movies and play CDs. Just started looking. A sales guy said Rotel, NAD, and Marantz are the only companies that now make 2-channel integrated amps. I listened to Rotel reciever/CD combo with Paradigm Titan V5 Bookshelf monitors. I thought it sounded great; but then I've been out of loop for a few years on this stuff. Price offered was Rotel RA-1062 for $599, and the Paradigms for $450 (open box). It's about $150 off; totalling ~$1050.
Good system, good deal? Anything else I should consider?