We're looking to play music and other audio at a cottage. Do we want a mini system, powered speakers or what?
This is going to a cottage, so we're not looking for high-end audio here, just something for relaxing with a book on a rainy after noon, or for during a bbq. Music tastes range from classical and opera to Taylor Swift.
What we think we want: able to play CDs (my parents aren't ever going to rip their collection), able to play from iPad/iPhone and Android devices (my nieces and nephews will never own a CD). Streaming bluetooth would be nice, as would being able to read usb flash drives (we use these in the cars).
We don't want to go overboard in price. It's only going to get used for a few months a year, and, unfortunately, theft is a real possibility.
We're considering this Yamaha minisystem
, but I'd be open to other possibilities than a traditional stero.
I have a pair of bookshelf speakers and a small amp I can use for this project.
Finally, we're in Canada, which can complicate shipping.