I have the Beginner setup; Kinter 2020 Tripath amp with Dayton 652 Airs, fed by Chromecast Audio. I keep aborting the turntable purchase, but it’s going to be a Denon DP-300F with a built in preamp. I listen to a lot of Classic Rock, New Wave, and Alternative Rock from the 90s. I use Plex on my phone to Cast FLAC rips of my disc library; I don’t do Bluetooth.
I prefer my bass accentuated, but my highest priority is clarity. This is my bedroom system, so a smallish room at reasonable volume (I have NO trouble keeping >80dB with my current setup). For $400 US, what do I do?
- Edifier S2000 Pro and be done with it,
- Q Acoustics 3020i with SMSL AD18, or
- Klipsch R-51PM and a cheap sub later?
I can’t find ANY of the above options locally for audition. I kind of have to buy on Amazon from a seller that item that takes returns if I hate my first purchase. I like the idea of the headphone jack on the AD18, but not sure how often I’ll use it.