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bjrcboy
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Semi new comer looking for advice on new equipment

First off I'm sure this gets asked a lot but, I need some help choosing new equiment. I currently have a stereo thrown together from a bunch of different pieces on craigslist, it sounds good but not anywhere near what my ears would like to hear. Heres what I'm looking for:

I'm only looking to spend around 2,000 in total(I'm a college student and audio is something I love so I've been saving). I would love to have

A stereo reciever or integrated amp with Optical in(havent been able to find one though)
A good pair of speakers, with a warm balanced sound to it BUT can also shake the walls if needed.

I do love loud clear music, and since growing up at the sprint car tracks, racing motorcycles all my life and a love for live sound.. my hearing is not as good as it should be but I'm over it.

If this helps at all, the dimensions of the room I would put the stereo in are 16'x20' and I sit around 12 feet from where the stereo would be.

Also I dont know if this will help but here are my musical tastes:
Lately a lot of electronic music(Hardstyle, Gabber, Trance, ect)
Metal
Rock
Classical!!!
Jazz!!!!
Some rap

Basically I listen to anything and everything it all depends on my mood.

Any help in pointing me in the right direction will be appreciated. When ever I go look at equipment my eyes wonder to the top tier and then my wallet starts to hurt just thinking about it!

Thank you in advance!

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Re: Semi new comer looking for advice on new equipment

http://outlawaudio.com/products/rr2150.html and maybe these speakers.

I don't know if the receiver has an optical input, but it does have various inputs for computers (usb) and ipods.

This should leave you a little wiggle room for a good disc spinner, cables and interconnects or a subwoofer should you desire one. I think it would be a tough to beat combination for flexibility, sound and over-all compatibility for your tastes in music. Oh, Dup is just ragging on rap and hip-hop. This combination should do fine with electronic music and play way loud enough in your room.

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Re: Semi new comer looking for advice on new equipment


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<a href="You might consider this Receiver" target="_blank">http://outlawaudio.com/products/rr2150.html</a> and maybe these speakers.

That outlaw audio link didn't quite work, Monty. Looks like you have the link and the text portions reversed.

This should work - Outlaw Audio RR2150 Stereo Receiver

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Re: Semi new comer looking for advice on new equipment

check out NAD for your integrated amp needs. they don't have optical input but they are well known for making affordable, quality products.

www.nadelectronics.com

Scott

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