Mini system?

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  1. Glenn

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    Hi,

    I am looking for a mini stereo system for my teenage daughter for in her bedroom. CD player, FM radio, and an aux input for her ipod are requirements. CD changer might be nice. Looking in the $100 - $200 range.

    Any suggestions? I guess another option would be to get a receiver and CD player and use a pair of speakers which I already own. The sound would be better but it would be bigger and a little more expensive.

    Help me quick as I need it for Christmas. [​IMG]

    Thanks,
    Glenn
     
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    I'd take the second option, start her off knowing what a proper audio system could sound like
     
  3. Mark Russ

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    Well, you really do have many more options than you might realize. One suggestion I will make as a starting point, is that Circuit City has an Onkyo 50 watt X 2 channel stereo receiver for $150, and I'm sure you can get it for even less than that. That, a $100 or so CD player, and a good pair of bookshelf speakers will blow any prepackaged mini system into the weeds for not really all that much more money.
     
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    If you stick with the minisystem route, this one isn't too bad:

    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...&s=pc&n=507846

    Teenagers usually like volume and bass, this one delivers both though of course not that high quality since the sub is very boomy and unfortunately not upgradeable. And if you have a pair of aftermarket speakers to plug into it, that'd be a huge improvement. Has front aux plugs too.

    But a cheap receiver (Pioneer VSX-D514) and CD player should only cost you about $100 more.
     
  5. Glenn

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    Really a reciever and a cd player dont take up much room at all. I mean in my room at home i have always had a stero and enjoyed it and never thougt about room but i also had big amps for guitar and monitors for key boards...

    But anyway with a nice pair of speakers your daughter can bump too i mean you can buy her one of those real muddy sony subs lol...
     
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    Glenn,

    In that case the Sony is the best option at that pricepoint which I've heard, and it's definitely the nicest looking---very low bling. Phillips has the market cornered on that feature, but their SQ is dismal.
     
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    How into music is your daughter? I mean me and my buds were always really into music and liked our own set ups...and trust me her boyfriend will be likw wow thats cool...
     
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