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Offline Nick B

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need help for a friend
« on: August 31, 2020, 08:35:17 PM »
A friend of mine moved last year and some of her audio equipment didnít survive. It was pretty ancient anyway. Sheís decided she wants an entirely new system consisting of two small speakers, CD, cassette tape and record playing capability and an am/fm radio. Her budget is a maximum of $1000.

Many months ago I took her to a couple of big box stores and there was virtually nothing to choose from. Any suggestions would be welcome.

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Re: need help for a friend
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2020, 10:10:18 PM »
Hi Nick,

Take a look at this:

Marantz CD/receiver/streamer:  https://www.accessories4less.com/make-a-store/item/marmcr611/marantz-m-cr611-networking-cd-receiver/1.html

43% off at $399 - not sure about phono.

For speakers, maybe the Elacs? Don't know about a cassette deck, though.

Lots of Canton and other brands here: https://www.accessories4less.com/make-a-store/category/spkbookshelf/speakers/bookshelf-speakers/1.html

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Re: need help for a friend
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2020, 12:04:26 AM »
Thanks, Paul! Thatís a nice receiver and so are the speakers. The receiver pic makes it look heavy. Itís only 7 lbs. Thatís a nice benefit for my lady friend. As to the phono aspect, will figure something out. She definitely wants to play her albums.
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Re: need help for a friend
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2020, 11:01:27 AM »
This idea comes from a TT idiot, so take it with a grain of salt.....Fluance sells turntables beginning at $199.

https://www.fluance.com/turntables?gclid=CjwKCAjw4rf6BRAvEiwAn2Q76gIjDy4LSepK_rcAIqC3pJ7NYenKxrj6ggy8JNuHMaCOfoJT3i2vTBoCHtYQAvD_BwE

Amp idea (someone on AC posted about this, but forgot who it was) SMSL AD18 $144.99!

https://apos.audio/collections/brand-spotlight-smsl/products/smsl-ad18-bluetooth-usb-power-amplifier
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Re: need help for a friend
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2020, 11:46:22 AM »
  Parts Connection Audiolab CDP. Excellent for the money. Speakers JBL A109.

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Re: need help for a friend
« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2020, 12:39:50 PM »
  Parts Connection Audiolab CDP. Excellent for the money. Speakers JBL A109.

charles

Thanks, Charles. And looking at the site. Some of their specials are for Canada sales only. Will keep looking
ICEpower 1200as2 amp
Audio Hungary APR 204 preamp
Fritz Carrera 7 BE speakers
Border Patrol SEi dac
Auralic Aries Mini & Mojo Audio lps
Audio Envy cables
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Re: need help for a friend
« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2020, 12:41:32 PM »
This idea comes from a TT idiot, so take it with a grain of salt.....Fluance sells turntables beginning at $199.

https://www.fluance.com/turntables?gclid=CjwKCAjw4rf6BRAvEiwAn2Q76gIjDy4LSepK_rcAIqC3pJ7NYenKxrj6ggy8JNuHMaCOfoJT3i2vTBoCHtYQAvD_BwE

Amp idea (someone on AC posted about this, but forgot who it was) SMSL AD18 $144.99!

https://apos.audio/collections/brand-spotlight-smsl/products/smsl-ad18-bluetooth-usb-power-amplifier

Funny you should mention Fluance, Michael. Was looking at those last night and found a model that has a built-in phono pre. The receiver that Paul found has a built-in CD player, so things may be starting to come together. Thanks again for your help
ICEpower 1200as2 amp
Audio Hungary APR 204 preamp
Fritz Carrera 7 BE speakers
Border Patrol SEi dac
Auralic Aries Mini & Mojo Audio lps
Audio Envy cables
Roon, Tidal, Qobuz
PI Audio UberBUSS