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this is always an interesting exercise for several criteria - cost, size, sound quality, simplicity...
being a young girl, would a boom-box / all-in-one be better? easy for her to move around, doesn't take a lot space...
there are many compact stereo bookshelf systems
the items you are considering puts you into the ~400-500 budget range...
BTW, the dayton audio hybrid is a little more feature rich ( 125)...
there are many, many small form factor amps with and w/o BT via ebay and amazon starting at ~ 30' and up, all digital and hybrid...
a beautiful, simple entry level receiver is the Cambridge Audi topaz AM5 - 100 (amazon) although no BT, but you can add a BT receiver ~30
the Sonos/Ikea symfonisk speaker - 99 (ikea) 2 can be paired - supports BT but better is streaming via the sonos app
on the other hand, networked receivers, either stereo or AVR start ~ 200 ( refurb) and provide more power and flexibility
as for speakers, I would recommend something with at least 5" woofer ...
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