I don't really see too much talk on micro-systems here so I want to pose a question for suggestions.
I am moving into a 560 sq ft condo unit in a few months and thinking of getting proper audio system. The current stuff I have are more for computer and iPod listening. I have Grado 60i and 225i, Sony 7506, PA2V2 headphone amp, AudioEngine A2s and.....wait for it.....uDAC-2. I use the uDAC to output to my headphones or to my A2s. So right now, all my music listening is from the laptop.
What I need is a proper separate audio system that plays CDs and MP3s off a USB drive. I don't need wifi streaming and all that fun stuff.
The simple setup I thought of is get a pair of powered speakers like M-Audio BX5s or AudioEngine 5s, and then just buy a decent standalone CD player, plug it directly into the speakers, simple setup. But a decent standalone CD player will be about $300 alone like an entry level NAD then the speakers will be abour $400 to $500 for the pair.
At this price point, would it be easier to just get a Denon Dm39?