Picked up this nice stereophile mag at the airport few days ago and it got me hooked up on starting with a small first entry system.
Purpose: Main idea is of utilizing my home comupter with a Soundblaster ZxR card with my current large library of 320kb mp3, I also frequently listen to internet radio, I would also like to start on investing in a new music library via HDtracks or similar sites which offer high resolution 192/24 & 96/24 FLAC albums and tracks which I can use with my iRiver software. I don't have vinyls unfortunately so there is no need for turntables and phono amp I guess at the moment, digital source only. My father has however a large collection of vinyls so the system should be able to add on such in the future. 2.1 Channel speaker config as well for the moment. Small living Room, not much power needed but quality...
I was reading your reviews in here and was eyeing on the following products:
Speakers: Dynaudio Excite X12 or BOSE 901 System with stand or PSB Image T6 or similar. Budget USD 2,000 max.
Subwoofer: NHT Super 8 Class D
Amp: Rogue Audio Atlas Tube Amp or any better, budget USD 2,000. Do I need a Pre-Amp as well? Or better an Integrated Amplifier like the PrimaLuna ProLogue Premium?
DAC: Class B or A? Budget USD 1,000 max.
Cables: Kimber 8VS or Class K, budget USD 200-300 max. per Meter
Interconnects/ Other Accessories, powe supplies etc.?
What other equipment/accessories do I need to have everything completed and ready to go? That would be appreciated.
How do I hook everything up, any good builder guide out there?
Another issue is where I am located, so I am not sure if I can get all of those, plus adding a nice tax of 35% on top of it most likely...
Thank you much and appreciated,