$1500 to sonic nirvana A simple premise: Select the best of affordable products reviewed here since October 1994 and hook 'em up. It should be possible to build a killer system,yes? That was the theory, leaving out the ugly variable called synergy.
Play's testing philosophy for affordable equipment is also simple: we believe the best way to evaluate any component's merit is to place it in a state-of -the-art system to accurately reveal its pluses and minuses. In our two-plus years, we've discovered some wonderful gear this way So we set a target price of $1,500 for this first,CD only system......
...two more little devices of reasonable cost will further enhance the sound. If you're setting your electronics on a cabinet, consider two sets of DH Cones and DH Squares from Golden Sound. The Cones are ceramic and rest point down on the cabinet surface. The Squares, which appear to be polymer, sit on top of the Cones and the components sits on top of them. Total Cost: $80 per set.