Discrete Stereo System for Playing Music and Spotify

Nordo

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A friend explained that his wife wants him to get rid of his old system (floor-standing speakers and NAD amp), and replace it with small discrete speakers and play mainly Spotify. They are hoping for wireless speakers.
However he does have a nice turntable and collection of LPs, so I assume he will still want to have that connected as well.
His cost limit is $1000au (approx $700us).

My experience has been mainly 7.1 and home theatre, so any advice or help would be greatly appreciated.:)
 

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Have him look at the SVS Micro system... something similar to what Todd just reviewed.
 

Nordo

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Four 15" infinite baffle drivers
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HTPC (windows 10 with Kodi)
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Matt white "blockout" curtain liner
Will do.
Thanks Sonnie. :T
Will have to find out if his turntable needs a pre-amp.

PS Thanks for moving the Post.
 
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That’s a tough price point to satisfy. The SVS system I just reviewed would cost $1400.

If I were him, I’d look at options made by AudioEngine. Or, I’d look for an all-in-one streamer amp (like SVS’s SoundBase) or something from iFiAufio and pair it with some good bookshelf speakers (which you could get used or stretch the budget a little and buy new)
 

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Sub amp - Behringer EP2500
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Panasoic BD35
Front Speakers
DIY
Center Channel Speaker
DIY
Surround Speakers
DIY
Surround Back Speakers
DIY
Front Height Speakers
-
Rear Height Speakers
-
Subwoofers
Four 15" infinite baffle drivers
Other Speakers or Equipment
HTPC (windows 10 with Kodi)
Video Display Device
Epson EMP-TW2000 projector
Screen
Matt white "blockout" curtain liner
Thanks Todd.
I've realised I need some more information from him - still going to use T/table?; one listening room or several?
Also I'm not sure if the system is for dedicated listening, or just casual listening.
Waiting to hear back.
 

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Emotiva XPA-5
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Emotiva XPA Gen3 2.8 multichannel amp
Other Amp
Denon X8500H
Computer Audio
AudioEngine A2+
DAC
THX ONYX
Universal / Blu-ray / CD Player
Kaleidescape TERRA, OPPO UDP-203, Panasonic UB9000
Front Speakers
GoldenEar Technology Triton One.R
Center Channel Speaker
GoldenEar Technology SuperCenter Reference
Surround Speakers
SVS Ultra Surround
Surround Back Speakers
SVS Ultra Bookshelf
Front Height Speakers
SVS Prime Elevation x4 (Top Front, Top Mid-Front)
Rear Height Speakers
SVS Prime Elevation x4 (Top Middle, Top Rear)
Subwoofers
dual SVS SB16s + dual PSA XS30s
Other Speakers or Equipment
Behringer 1124p; Aura Bass Shaker Pros; SuperSub X
Video Display Device
JVC NX7
Screen
Seymour Screen Excellence, Enlightor NEO AT Screen
Streaming Equipment
iFi Audio Zen Blue
Streaming Subscriptions
Qobuz, TIDAL, Spotify, ROON
Other Equipment
LG Electronics 65-inch B6 OLED, Sony 65-inch X900F, ZeroSurge 8R15W x 2, ZeroSurge 2R15W x 2
Yeah, sounds like some more info is needed
 
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