Item 1 - WORKING BUDGET!
Item 2 - As pointed out, you have an Integrated Amp and Active Speaker.
One or the other is fine, but not both.
Item 3 - Speakers
- I suspect the same or similar models of Acoustic Energy a
re available without built-in Amps. But with a Working Budget, we can suggest alternative speakers.
Item 4 - Cambridge CXA-61
($999) - nice amp, modest but more than sufficient power, on the expensive side. But the CXA-61 does not have Network Streaming. Yes it has Bluetooth, but not Network Streaming.
Item 5 - Vinyl Records -
- - Do you have any now, and if so, how many?
- - How many Vinyl Records to you predict having in the long run?
While I am definitely a vinyl guy, today, it only makes sense of you plan to eventually have records numbering in the hundreds. For simplicity, consider 100 records = 1 foot of shelf space (actually it is 14" but 12" is easier to visualize
). How many feet of shelf space to you envision your record collection taking up?
Then there is the matter of cost. Though really, again, more as a visualization, consider spending $1 on a turntable for every record you imagine you will have in the long run. Though the minimum cost is about $250 for the turntable with $400 to $600 being common.
The Devil is in the Details.
The Details -
- What are the dimensions of the Room that this system will be placed in?
- Where in that Room will the system be placed?
- How far will you sit from the Speakers?
- What is the working budget?
- What other equipment do you need? You say Network Streaming but that is not included in your equipment list.
With a working budget and a complete list of the requirements, we can break down the budget for each item to establish some perspective, then we can start looking for equipment that fits that budget.
I would take a look at the -
Yamaha RN803 Network Receiver, 100w/ch, Network Streaming, Bluetooth, Room-EQ, Full Bass Management, DAC, ... - $750 -
But again, we need more details including a working budget to make suggestions.
Based on my evaluation of the Products you mentioned, you have about US$2800 to spend,
but better for you to tell us than for us to guess.
I think with a roughly $3000 budget, we can come up with some pretty sweet alternative systems for you.
On the issue of Speakers, is there any reason why you chose Bookshelf Speakers
? Nothing wrong with that, but if we can get some insight into your thinking we can focus that on our recommendations.
As to Network Streaming
, that can be added to any Amp for in the range of $350 to $500, though the entire spectrum up to $18,000 is covered. If you don't buy an amp with Streaming built-in, you might want to consider the cost of a stand alone Network Streaming Player.
Just a few thoughts.