So I just moved, and am missing sound in my new pad... I am surviving on my laptop speakers and flat-tv panel, and basically, it doesn't cut it.
So I'm looking for a mainly musical alternative.
Quick Sketch : I have a flat panel TV, mediacenter (zbox running openelec), synology nas, xbox360, ps3, ipad... I have no need for 5.1 or 7.1, but might go for 2.1 (rental appartment, misses hates cables)
I mostly want good quality music coming from idevices, and better video sound (through mediacenter) than flatpanel would be great.
So I am currently considering two solutions, and would love to have some recommendations. The budget is about the same.
Option 1 : B&W A7 - airplay out of the box, but a bit expensive for just a speaker. Also, how does it deal with the TV ?
Option 2 : Marantz NR1504 - slim AV receiver, with two B&W M1's. Question - how does this handle music ?
Any other suggestions are more than welcome, budget is around 800 sterling. Spotify connectivy (optionally through Idevices) is a must.