I am moving into a small condo unit in a few months and starting to look at higher end audio stuff. But keep in mind when I say higher end, I mean better than my current laptop to decent computer speakers setup. I don't mean spending $5,000.
My current audio stuff (don't laugh, there is a reason why I want to upgrade) includes a NuForce uDAC2 and AudioEngine A2s. I also use Grado SR-225i when I want to listen to music without disturbing others.
Because of the small space, I want to keep my setup relatively simple. And owning my first home and paying it all by myself also means a small budget. I was thinking the other day that the most simple system I can come up with is a CD player with powered speakers. And if I want MP3 playback froma USB drive I can get a CD player that has that campability.
So I came up with this relatively simple setup:
Yamaha CD-S300 & AudioEngine A5+
My question is, am I getting even close to being in the high-end territory with this setup? Or will I be better served with a slightly higher cost of:
Yamaha RS300 Stereo Receiver & Yamaha CD-S300 & PSB B5 Image speakers
I would appreciate any comments or suggestions. I have looked hard at used but everything available are items that are not reviewed much on the internet.