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nikitos
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My first hi-fi system: please comment and criticise

Hi all,

Here I am trying to cut in well below $2k for my first system, which in Australia does not get you a whole lot.

I have come up with these components for my hi fi system, but could you please tell me how well they fit together and maybe suggest something else?

Integrated Amplifier: Yamaha A-S500 $800
Turntable: Pro-Ject Essential $300
Speakers: Dali Concept 6 $700 (or maybe find something second hand?)

That brings me to $1800 (the cheaper it is, the faster I will save up for it), the turntable seems unproportionately cheap, but somehow I find that I am least willing to compromise on the amp. And the speakers - well that's what ties everything together, isn't it?

i thought quoting a Rega RP1($600), but that puts me over my budget, and I just cannot find another place to compromise in, in this particular system.

Please - shed light and knowledge on this uneducated man (me)

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I'm not real entralled with the Yamaha amp, but it is quite

servicable in an entry level system.  You would likely spend more to get what I think would be better. For slightly more can you get the Music Hall A15.2 in Australia?

If at all possible, spend the 33% extra to get the Pro-Ject Debut Carbon turntable instead of the Essential. You won't regret it.

The Dali Concept 6 should serve you well, but did you listen to them?

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I would strongly suggest the Music Hall A15.2 if it is available there. It is a bargain, and has a lot of power and a built-in phono stage. I think it is the best amplifier for under $1000 US, and only costs $499. Another good one is the NAD C326BEE.

The Music Hall MMF-2.2 is the turntable I would recommend. See audiomarketing.com.au. Either that or a REGA. RP-1.

For speakers, the Monitor Audio BX-2 or BX-5 are very good speakers in your price range. KEF and Wharfedale also have some good ones.

Carlton Audio-Visual in Australia seems to have a good selection, including the NAD C326BEE ($599 aus) and the REGA RP-1 ($550 aus) and Monitor Audio BX-2 speakers ($550/pair aus). That would make a very good system. The Dali speakers are nicely priced also, but probably not quite as good-sounding as the Monitor Audio speakers.

 

 

 

 

 

nikitos wrote:

Hi all, Here I am trying to cut in well below $2k for my first system, which in Australia does not get you a whole lot. I have come up with these components for my hi fi system, but could you please tell me how well they fit together and maybe suggest something else? Integrated Amplifier: Yamaha A-S500 $800 Turntable: Pro-Ject Essential $300 Speakers: Dali Concept 6 $700 (or maybe find something second hand?) That brings me to $1800 (the cheaper it is, the faster I will save up for it), the turntable seems unproportionately cheap, but somehow I find that I am least willing to compromise on the amp. And the speakers - well that's what ties everything together, isn't it? i thought quoting a Rega RP1($600), but that puts me over my budget, and I just cannot find another place to compromise in, in this particular system. Please - shed light and knowledge on this uneducated man (me)

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