I'm looking to upgrade my bedroom setup. I currently have a Sharp iPod/iPhone dock stereo which isn't bad but it's time for a sonic upgrade. My bedroom is small (10'x12').
My budget is $600 - $700 for an integrated amp and pair of speakers. I already have a SB3 with an Auricap mod that I'd would like to use. As well I have a Apple AE that I'd like to use to stream music to from my phone or laptop. I listen to all types of music. with primarily R&B, 80's, Old Rock, Electronica, World Music, Latin.Requirements:
A smallish speaker, a sealed or front ported enclosure as they would sit almost right up against the wall. I'd like a wise soundstage or 3D imaging...I know that's asking a lot of a small speaker.
A smallish integrated amp as space is at a premium. Also, an amp with a couple of digital inputs and at least one analog input.Speakers Possibilities:
Cambridge S30 http://www.audioadvisor.com/prodinfo.asp?number=CAS30&variation=BLK
I've heard this speaker and like it, it has a small footprint BUT it has a rear port. However, it is relatively inexpensive.
I like this speaker too, a bit more expensive but it has a front port. It's bigger than the S30
NHT Classic Model Two
I haven't heard this speaker but it has a small footprint and it's has gotten a lot of good review.
Any other suggestions for a small speaker that plays bigger than it's size?Integrated Amp
Qinpu A-6000 - It's gotten a lot of great reviews on Amazon. Small footprint, Doesn't break the bank.http://www.amazon.com/Qinpu-A-6000-Integrated-Headphone-Amplifier/dp/B0057OI448/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1365914113&sr=8-1&keywords=qinpu+-+a-6000+mkii
Emotiva Mini-X - Not too many reviews but the ones I did find really praise it. Small footprint, doesn't break the bank, BUT only 1 set of inputs. http://shop.emotiva.com/collections/amplifiers/products/a100
My ideal setup would be the new TEAC AI-500 Integrated amp http://www.teac.com/product/ai-501da/
and a pair of Monitor Audio Silver RX-1.
Any and all suggestions are greatly appreciated!