I'm on a budget and want to upgrade my audio system. What receiver/speakers I should purchase to get the most for my money?
I currently own a mini-hifi system from Sony (Specifically the MHC-GX45
). I wouldn't mind reusing the receiver/amp from that system though I have a feeling to get the most out of the system, I'll be looking for a new receiver as the input options are very limited on the device.
The entire system will be used for stereo sources so surround isn't a priority though a dedicated subwoofer would be nice.
After a quick look online, I found a set of speakers from Sony (SS-F5000
) that seem to fit my budget and have overall good reviews. If there is a better pair of speakers (floor standing would be nice, but not necessary) at about that price, what are they and where can I get them?
As for a receiver, I'm totally lost. I've never been in the market and I'm not sure what I need. Auto-switching sources would be nice though I don't know what other features I should be looking for. Recommendations?
My budget for the whole system would preferably be less than $400. If you point out a sub I could add later, bonus points to you. I know the budget will force me to make sacrifices to the sound quality and I'm ok with that, but I really want a system that sounds good. In other words, if I have to step up the price, I can do that, but my purchase will be a little delayed.