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Want a compact stereo setup with bookshelf speakers under 20K

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I am looking for a compact stereo setup with bookshelf speakers for my study room.

The audio source will be Bluetooth or Aux.
The budget is 15-20K INR.

I want this to be compact and economical as I have a stereo system in my living room
with Q Acoustics floor standing speakers paired with a Marantz stereo amplifier.
 
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If you are open to single-unit setup then consider Marshall Acton (< 20K) or the Marshall Stanmore (~25K). As I said they are single-unit and not separates but nonetheless are stereo.

The SQ is way above anything I have heard in this range. I'd wager even setups costing more than 50k cannot match it for certain genres. The only problem is, if the room is big, the bass impact is not as much. Having said that, in my (approx) 4m x 4m bedroom I dare not put the volume knob beyond 30-40% and even at that volume the bass can point out if any screws on the surrounding furniture and fittings are loose or not. Has native Bluetooth and 3.5mm jack support (earlier models of Stanmore also had SPDIF they do not now see if you can grab an older one if you plan to.)

If your study is not really large in size, you cannot go wrong with this (esp. Stanmore). It shines in enclosed spaces like study/urban bedrooms.
 
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@ubitoo Thank you for your suggestion. I've heard only good things about Marshall BT speakers. But I am looking for two separate speakers, also the look and feel of Marshall isn't my cup of tea :)

@dr_rocket Thank you! Yes, that's a very good speaker but I am trying to avoid 2.1 as it's difficult to manage all that wire and find a place for a large sub. What do you think of Swan Active Bookshelf Speakers do you have any experience with them? SWANS D1080-MKII and SWANS D1080-IVB seem like a good option.

Also, do you guys have any experience with the Edifier Bookshelf speakers? I have reading many good reviews on Edifier R1700BT or even Edifier R1280DB... are they really good.

Or do you think I should go for two passive bookshelf speakers and some compact power amp (SMSL compact speaker amps come to my mind, do you have any other suggestion) ?

Few years ago I got my floor standing speakers and stereo amp from this forum member's suggestion and I am still very happy.
Hope this time also I manage to find something great within my constraints.
 
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Yes Swans active speakers are also good even though I have not experienced them personally. They are well reviewed in this forum.
However, passive speakers with stereo amp like SMSL will be better in my opinion
 
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