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Advice on a minisystem

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Andrew Chandler, Mar 14, 2003.

  1. Andrew Chandler

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    I've decided to get a basic, 2 channel system for my bedroom just to listen to CDs and radio. I know there are a lot of mini systems out there that are cheap and that look nice, but do any of them sound decent? I don't want to spend over $450 really.

    Any advice on minisystems? Or do you think it would be better to get a used stereo receiver and some decent speakers? Thanks.

    Andrew
     
  2. Philip Hamm

    Philip Hamm Lead Actor

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    A receiver, CD player, and speakers is going to sound better. A minisystem will be more convenient. It's your choice. Personally I have a 5.1 Dolby Digital system in the bedroom. :b So I guess I'm not good for advice. You can find older minisystems for ridiculous places at clearing houses like www.electronicsemall.com and other places.
     
  3. Mark C.

    Mark C. Supporting Actor

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    The quality of the sound is something you have to evaluate. For our bedroom system, my wife and I agreed on a Sony 3-CD changer. We bought it as a floor model at Circuit City for $135 (the first time I ever bought any kind of CC floor model). For what we want, it's fine: plays CDs, some radio stations (antenna isn't that great, but we live in a terrible area for reception) plus it has one set of analog inputs that I have used to hook our television audio out, so we have more of a movie experience watching regular TV or DVDs in our room.

    I'm not a big Sony fan, but at least for mini systems, which don't seem to vary much from brand to brand, the Sonys do the job and look nice as a bonus.
     

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