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My wife and I want to trash our whole audio system and update everything from scratch minus the TV.

 

We are behind the times and still have a monster stack of CD's. Can I assume that nowadays, we can lose all that and play tunes from an MP3? I heard you can play from a laptop or PC too if you are wireless, which we are not right now, but that's easily fixed.

 

Anyone know where we should start and what we should be looking for?

 

We would want to do the following.

 

Watch TV in surround for movies/sports......(porn.........and.....kidding......I wish...but really...no)

 

Play tunes.

 

Sound quality is a must, but I'm all set with going broke doing it.

 

Thanks.

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Better yet,go to the library and borrow a book. That way your mind gets to add it's own sights and sounds. ;)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

........my TV and Stereo are from before I graduated High School. :D

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Just spend a lot of money on a Bose system and then you can tell everyone yours is better because it cost more money. :D

 

I worked for Bose when I was young. I was pretty dismayed at how crappy they really are.

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I worked for Bose when I was young. I was pretty dismayed at how crappy they really are.

 

Oh ok, I'm only familiar with some of their auto stuff and I like it. I know their stuff is way over priced though.

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I just finished upgrading all my stuff.

 

Onkyo TX-NR709

Front Speakers: KEF Q 900

Center: KEF Q 600C

Rear: KEF Q 300

Sub: Polk DSW Micropro 2000

 

Total cost ~$3,500 and the sound is out of this world, at least for me who had Bose before. I never realized what I was missing with the Bose speakers.

 

BTW, Onkyo AV receivers can play net stations like Pandora, Spotify, etc. No need to even buy songs from iTunes if you have a Spotify premium subscription - check it out.

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Oh ok, I'm only familiar with some of their auto stuff and I like it. I know their stuff is way over priced though.

 

I just finished upgrading all my stuff.

Onkyo TX-NR709

Front Speakers: KEF Q 900

Center: KEF Q 600C

Rear: KEF Q 300

Sub: Polk DSW Micropro 2000

BTW, Onkyo AV receivers can play net stations like Pandora, Spotify, etc. No need to even buy songs from iTunes if you have a Spotify premium subscription - check it out.

 

I was looking at one from Best Buy actually. I guess they also make Best Buy's "Insignia" brand and that it's actually pretty good for the 199.00. Onkyo is only 100 bucks more.

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I picked up a really nice surround sound system for $200 cash from the back of a van a couple of years ago. He actually waited there for me to run home and look it up on the internet. It's a $1800.00 system so I made the deal.

 

It's a bit much but the price was right...:D

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My wife and I want to trash our whole audio system and update everything from scratch minus the TV.

 

We are behind the times and still have a monster stack of CD's. Can I assume that nowadays, we can lose all that and play tunes from an MP3? I heard you can play from a laptop or PC too if you are wireless, which we are not right now, but that's easily fixed.

 

Anyone know where we should start and what we should be looking for?

 

We would want to do the following.

 

Watch TV in surround for movies/sports......(porn.........and.....kidding......I wish...but really...no)

 

Play tunes.

 

Sound quality is a must, but I'm all set with going broke doing it.

 

Thanks.

 

MP3 sounds crappy,it leaves out much of the music,it is a lossy format.

 

FLAC or possibly another lossless format sounds better.

 

Neil Young recently complained about the poor quality of MP3.

 

Keep the CD's.

 

 

 

wired.co.uk/news/archive/2012-02/03/neil-young-hates-mp3s

 

 

 

tomsguide.com/us/neil-young-mp3-dsd-digital-music-audio,news-14088.html

 

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