I got a few very entry level questions for you guys. I am about to move into my own apartment in a few days after countless years with roommates. I want to build a nice little system. I am not an audiophile guy so anything that sounds good to you will sound amazing to me...I think. So I started by buying a Carbon Deluxe TT the other day and need to get the other components.
First off the carpeted room this will be in is pretty small. I would say 150 sq ft with open kitchen to the side.
I would like to have my TV hooked up to this system and have it so movies sound good when I watch. I will sacrifice 5.1 surround for stereo if need be so my music sounds great. I also read a post where 5.1 gets most its bang from 2 channels. I have a lot of music on my Ipod also and listen to kexp, a radio station. I can get kexp through my phone though so I don't think a tuner is necessary. Do I need some special conversion for the apple products or can I just use a headphone jack? Do I need a preamp with a good integrated amp? Would it be better to just buy a good receiver?
Pretty much I want to spend maybe $1000 more and have a system that will make me happy and the vinyls movies, and mp3s sound great. Add a CD player in down the road.
I was thinkin the Magnepan MMG speakers. I read some posts with great reviews and some that say there isn't much bass. Is this true? I mostly listen to about everything from jazz, classical, classic rock rock and hip hop to world pop, so I want there to be a nice bump but I don't need to be rattlin the windows.
I understand if I need to throw a few extra bucks thats no problem.
Any help would be great. Thanks ALL!!!