Several years ago, when a friend moved, he gave me his speaker system: a Yamaha receiver with a pair of floorstanding Polk speakers. Although I am fairly clueless when comes to home audio system, this package I received from friend certainly setup me up with fairly high expectations.
I am relocating from a house to an apartment in the city and I am recently looking for a smaller, less space consuming setup.
I went to audio section at Best Buy. Everything there sounded so metallic, loud, and lifeless. I went to a Bose store. Their "cubes" sounded annoyingly high pitched with a booming bass, and nothing in between. Their bookshelf speakers sounded much more like what I was used to, but still felt like there's a disconnect between the tremble and bass.
I guess my next setup still has to be a whole system.. I started reading about reviews here on stereophile and realize wow, there's a lot of components I need. I play mostly from computers, laptops, iphones, and ipads. I want to set a budget of <3K.
I think I like the idea of a Peachtree Audio Decco65 integrated amp, along with a pair of Triton 7 speakers based on review here (http://www.digitaltrends.com/amplifier-reviews/peachtree-audio-decco65-r...). However, would this include everything that I need? Mostly, do I need a seperate receiver to hook up all the inputs? For my budget and purpose, is this the most ideal setup?