I have recently moved over from the UK and am looking for a 2-channel bedroom system. In the UK I had a Denon DM38 system connected to some Mordaunt Short Alumni 1 speakers which I liked but decided to give the amp away to my parents before I left.
I am looking to replace this system and potentially upgrade. I still have the Mordaunt Short speakers so am looking to keep them for now (similar to http://www.mordauntshort.com/summary.php?PID=56
). I would go for another Denon DM38 but it seems a bit overpriced here ($400), mainly becuase I seem to have to but it with the speakers that I don't want.
I definately want at least one input as I plan to steam music to the amp. I'm not bothered by a CD player.
One option I am thinking about is buying something like a Boxee to stream music via DNLA so that then opens up the possibility of something like the Wadia 151 PowerDAC mini. I have no experience about this system btw, I just fell upon it after some random googling. The Wadia is obviously a lot more money.
So can anyone recommend a small bedroom system thats going to work with an external source for streaming. I looked at the Denon NR7 & Marantz equivalent, but the reviews are mixed and I'm not sure if I want to part with $700 for them..
I did consider the Yamaha CRX-332 but there isn't any external imputs from what I can see. The Onkyo CS-445 CD Receiver seems to be a cheap solution with 1 input so I'm swaying with just giving that and the boxee a go..
I'm swaying all over the shop here so very interested to hear peoples thoughts & experiences in this area..
Thanks in advance.