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Guidance for my first stereo setup

Wharfedale EVO4.1 Bookshelf Speakers

Harshal

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Hi,

This is my first post and I am a newbie in audio world. I am thinking of buying the Cambridge Audio Minx Xi with Dali Zensor 3 bookshelf speakers. My budget is Rs75k. I had also considered Nad d 3020 but decided on CA minx xi as its cheaper. A friend also suggested Q acoustic 3020 speakers but I think they are not available in Mumbai. I will be using the system mostly for music but I am also hoping to connect my Airtel DTH to the Minx.
Please provide your comments and help me finalize the setup. Thanks in advance.
 

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Please audition similar systems from Marantz, Denon, Onkyo along with CA and then arrive at a decision. All of these companies have decent offering in an all-in-one box.

Personally, I would go the IA + BS speakers route with your budget. But there are some compromises in this route feature wise.

Cheers,
Raghu
 
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sandeepmohan

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The Cambridge and the Dali are two very good Hi Fi components. There is little need to look at anything else considering you are looking at a steaming system.

Please hear the combination before putting down your money. 88db sensitivity for the Dali's will demand quality power to wake them up.
 
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saikatbiswas82

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It's a very decent budget for stereo setup. What are you planning to use as a source/transport for music (via CA minx xi)?
 
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75K is a very good budget...You can consider Sonodyne DAC P1(DAC + Pre-amp) + Sonodyne SRP 202 (Active speakers) studio range of speakers...

This should be far better than any stereo amp + BS/FS + DAC setup...

Take a demo if aval in your city and check if you like them...
 
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Harshal

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Thank you all for your replies. I will be streaming music mostly from my phone and laptop. I dont own a cd player yet. I want Airtel DTH to be connected to the Minx. @sandeepmohan I hope the Xi has enough juice to power the dalis?
@elangoas will a DAC+speakers be sufficient for connecting phone, laptop, DTH etc?
I am not an audiophile so i may not be able to make out much difference in audio quality. So i think i will be happy to play around with different features of CA minx with decent sound quality.
 
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Hi,

This is my first post and I am a newbie in audio world. I am thinking of buying the Cambridge Audio Minx Xi with Dali Zensor 3 bookshelf speakers. My budget is Rs75k. I had also considered Nad d 3020 but decided on CA minx xi as its cheaper. A friend also suggested Q acoustic 3020 speakers but I think they are not available in Mumbai. I will be using the system mostly for music but I am also hoping to connect my Airtel DTH to the Minx.
Please provide your comments and help me finalize the setup. Thanks in advance.

My suggestions :

2 Studio Monitor/ Active Speakers (Mackie, Pre Sonus, KRK, Sonodyne, Yamaha)
+
1 Matching Sub from same company
+
1 decent DAC
 
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aquaholic

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I'm not sure if you'd bought the system already, I use a Dali Zensor 1 with the NAD D 3020. This is my first stereo set up and it is good. Probably this should be within your budget?
 
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