I'm thinking of trying to do something out of the box by setting up a music system for my bedroom using a poweramp and mixer, which is used more for instrument amplification rather than for home-audio. A friend who has many years of experience in home audio has recommended that I try this -not only is it cheaper than even very basic 'audiophile-grade' amps/pre-amps, but it sounds many times better than said basic setups.
I already have a pair of Tannoy CPA-5's (specs here), which are bookshelf-type studio monitors. I'm considering pairing it up with:
1. Behringer Europower EP2500 power amp (specs here)), and
2. Behringer XENIX 1202 mixer (specs here)
What do you guys think of this setup? I know the sound is subjective and all, but is pairing up a mixer and power amp for music and home audio in this manner possible? It'd be great if anyone can tell me where to get Behringer stuff for a reasonable price in SG, one dealer I found quoted me $850+ for the EP2500.. is this roughly the street price?
Also, anyone know how the Wharfedale MP1800 compares with the Behringer EP2500?
And are there any other good mixers out there besides the XENIX 1202 I mentioned that you can recommend? Thx