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#432987 - 08/13/19 06:14 AM Advice needed for simple stereo system with CD's
wschwartz Offline
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Registered: 12/29/02
Posts: 71
A friend needs a very simple setup: stereo amp (or receiver) and the ability to play physical CD's (she has >600 of them and intends to stick with them).

Her space is quite limited, so the smaller the better.

I have some old M22's I can give her, but not sure at this point what the simplest good solution is for the rest. It's a pretty large space, but she listens at very low levels, so perhaps even a digital amp would work.

I had the thought of something really simple for her, such as an Apple HomePod or Axiom Air, but it would have to accept input from a CD player.

All suggestions appreciated.

#432988 - 08/13/19 09:02 AM Re: Advice needed for simple stereo system with CD's [Re: wschwartz]
Mojo Offline

Registered: 01/21/07
Posts: 6307
You could keep your M22s and get one of these. A CD player and radio is built into it. It has bass, treble and balance controls and aux input jacks.

Be careful with the cheap class D amps. They hiss pretty bad and most dont have any controls other than volume.

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#432989 - 08/13/19 10:39 AM Re: Advice needed for simple stereo system with CD's [Re: wschwartz]
2x6spds Offline

Registered: 03/16/02
Posts: 3201
Loc: CA, USA
I have an Integra stereo network receiver (DTM5.53?)in my garage. Cost about $70. Sound quality VERY, VERY GOOD!

I use it with a Sony CA9ES CD player. Got it used for $50. Sound quality is VERY, VERY GOOD.

You could get an APTX bluetooth plug in for about $50.

A nice monoprice subwoofer for about $120+.

Add a pair of M22s and your friend would have one heck of a stereo system for about $300!!!

I don't think you could beat this system's sound quality for many times its cost.

Edited by 2x6spds (08/13/19 10:41 AM)
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