Bring my stereo into the 21st century
August 9, 2014 7:24 AM Subscribe
My stereo mostly dates from the mid 90's. It was originally an Onkyo component system (tuner, amp, 6-CD changer, tape deck) with JBL speakers. About 5 years ago the amp gave out and I bought another Onkyo system on Craig's List, replacing the amp and adding a subwoofer. This system has served me well, but technology has progressed and I live in a 3BR townhome now, not a dorm room.
posted by Horselover Fat to Technology (9 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
I'm looking for ideas to update my system. The complaints with what I have now (in no particular order): It's centralized in 1 room, moving CD's around to listen to music seems archaic, my wife thinks the big speakers are unsightly.
In addition to the hardware outlined above, we have 2 Windows laptops to throw into the mix (if it helps). I have quite a bit of music on the hard drives, but most of it is on CD's. Nothing bought through e.g. iTunes.
What kind of system would you buy if you had a budget of $1000? Can I re-use any of the pieces I have now? Would expanding the budget increase the options by much?