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Budget 2nd System

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I need a set up for the office..an upgrade to my mono DAB radio! I've been away from gear talk for many years so need updating.

I'm looking for a budget set up as it will only be on in the background. I'll probably go with an Amptastic digital amp or SMSL SA-50 or AD18. I'll be playing my own FLACs and low quality internet radio streams.

But what about speakers?  I'm hearing good things about the Pioneer SP-BS22-LR Andrew Jones Bookshelf Speakers, but would happily buy something much easier to say from the UK? Any little gems out there?

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I'd recommend the likes of a pair of Wharfedale Diamonds (bookshelf speaks) and the likes of a A&R Cambridge integrated amplifier, that's what I'm using with excellent results for my 2nd system in the dining room connected to a (modified) 02 Joggler.

Peter

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Amptastic and smsl are great little amps.
Temple audios cheap amp is better though but not much in it.I agree Wharfedale diamonds are good speakers And you can buy a new pair from richer sounds for £50

https://www.richersounds.com/hi-fi/standmount-speakers/wharfedale-9-0-black.html

Also they have a Cambridge audio amp for £99

https://www.richersounds.com/hi-fi/amplifiers-receivers/cambridge-topaz-am1-blk.html

You can add a blue tooth receiver for around a tenner and stream radio or music from your phone.

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I put a Nobsound Amp for £40 from Amazon with a recomendation for a pair of Goodmans Maxim 2 speakers £45  from e-bay . The amp has a usb /Blue tooth and RCA inputs so covers pretty much all bases . The sound is top class for very little money .

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On 09/02/2019 at 00:21, bencat said:

I put a Nobsound Amp for £40 from Amazon with a recomendation for a pair of Goodmans Maxim 2 speakers £45  from e-bay . The amp has a usb /Blue tooth and RCA inputs so covers pretty much all bases . The sound is top class for very little money .

Good ideas,as good as mine and cheaper but I do wonder why they chose the name nobsound.  :D

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On 08/02/2019 at 18:18, macvisual said:

I'd recommend the likes of a pair of Wharfedale Diamonds (bookshelf speaks) and the likes of a A&R Cambridge integrated amplifier, that's what I'm using with excellent results for my 2nd system in the dining room connected to a (modified) 02 Joggler.

Peter

what about the older active diamonds or other active loudspeakers?  May be just the ticket for an office keeping everything very compact with a small pre perhaps.

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Having recently heard the Douk Audio version of John Linsley Hoods  10watt class A, I dont think you can buy better sound for the money, or for a lot more money in some cases.

Google it.  Designed in 1969 to be a transistor version of a Williamson circuit, uses no fancy components, sounds great even today. Brand new one delivered for Richer Sounds money.

IF I were building a system from scratch, I'd either buy that, or go for something like a B&O hang-on-the-wall kit. The latter is expensive !

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