Current option: LG FB163. Yet to audition JVC.
Not willing to shell out $ for yamaha piano series.
Objective: trying to assemble a system for $600. Hopefully, can outdo the Yamaha Piano series
Usher Audio S520 (As suggested)
JBL E20 (I think cannot find liao)
Diamond 9.1 speakers
See how much left over for AMP.
Am I nutz to build a <$600 system to outdo Yamaha Piano sound?
However, I know they will never sound as good as 'real' Mark Levinson setups (Not that I like his products. In fact, I find most of them harsh sounding).
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I got 1 pair of Duke standing speaker, 1 Millenium sub woofer, 1 sherewood amplifier, 1 samsung dvd player, all for $400.
Sound better than any micro system.
Maybe I should change the topic name...
Looks like I am going to try out a Hifi because I discover it is possible with the budget... hehe... (Like $800 for DSLR.. Possible!!!)
Anyway, does any1 know whether any1 of these AMP cost <$400?
Rotel RA-04 --> Was $400++ in 2006.
I called KEC to check the speakers and the price was 20% more than Alpha Audio.. Do you need to negotiate price with KEC? Camera shops typically dun need negotiate.. Hows Alpha Audio?
I'm currently using my Altec Lansing 2.1 speakers hooked up to my iPhone dock... love the sound
Ok I did all my homework liao.. Later going to audition with the CD that made the wife conclude that we need a sound system. I merely played 1 CD via the Samsung home theater and it was awful. i played it on PC speaker and it was beautiful.. Surprisingly Lisa Ono sound fine with both!
What I am going to try
Diamond 9.1 --> $300++ $400
Some Mission Speakers --> May skip
PM4001 (<$300).. The only 1 within my budget
PM6002. Very low chance.. the only diff is the power supply is cleaner.. But if you dun blast music, seriously no diff.
CA 340 --> 1 pretty AMP.. $399.. A bit ex. Could not find info on the internal specs
Dark horses (will give a miss if I ok with the system
Q Acoustic 1020
Tannoy Mercury F1
Bought a pair of Mission speakers with Cambridge AMP for $720. Thanks for all the feedback.. The sound is I am busy replaying all my CDs now. I could never hear the Cello playing behind some of my CDs last time!
Ok since this thread does not have much reply and discussion seem to finish, shall we close the thread?