I want to introduce my nephew to hi end with your help!


Hi guys, my nephew will turn 20th in June in Cuba and I'll be visiting him. He is a great kid and very curious about almost everything, he is finishing his second year of medicine. He loves music and always delighted to see my equipment in photos.
I had decided that it's about time for me to introduce him to a better sound appreciation that his MP3 files on PC.
I want to stay on budget and specially size wise since its difficult to pass electronics trough Cuban customs without paying fees.
My thoughts are.
1-PS audio Sprout 
2-NAD 3020

Both small and loaded with features.
I have no choice of speakers yet. Thinking on ELAC B5 or B6.

Headphones, I haven't decided yet.

I would really appreciate your inputs.
Kind regards.
Thanks 

mountainsong
I bought my 22 year old nephew these and they are a great little speaker!
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/pioneer-4-bookshelf-speakers-pair-black/5086955.p?id=1218610014045&s...
Thank you. Do you think that the amps are choosing will drive them with 87db listed?
Regards 
I don't see any problem with those 30 watt amps . The Elacs are also the same sensitivity (87db) like the Pioneer. Small speakers are never as efficient as larger ones so you really have no other choice. I think it will be just fine!
I am leaning towards the PS audio sprout with the Elac and the sennheiser HD598 headphones.
Nice start for him .
I own the sprout myself and I listen to it everyday with my Hi-fi man 500.
Regards 
I think the Sprout and the Sennheiser HD598 headphones are a great idea.
Cuba?  Really?  The hi-end for anybody is freedom and liberty, something you will never find in Cuba.  Think about getting him and his family out of Cuba while the door to the US is wide open for Cubans.  Nothing beats the sweet sound of freedom and liberty and that you can only enjoy in the US.
Ha!
He is studying medicine and happily there. Maybe in the future once he become an MD and he decide for himself what he wants for his future.
I lived there 29 years and certainly my passion for music saved me from a lot...
I will try to give him what I did never had at his age.
Regards
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Well, czarivey, THAT should certainly elicit some responses.
Name any county in US where you can walk with opened can of beer and not being summoned, arrested or fined?
Name any county in US where you can do same with lit up pot joint?
Name any US territorial waters where you can fish unlicensed and free of any charges?
In most counties prostitution isn't legal, In most counties you can't have sex in your personal vehicle!
In most of these cases you can get arrested!

Can I continue?

The only reason for Cubans to move here is MONEY traded for liberties.

You may say I don't need to walk with can of beer and I don't need to walk with joint lit up and I'll pay for all of my fishing licenses etcetra, but if your children once get in trouble jailed for non-violent reasons stated above, you'll speak all totally different language about US Civil liberties or absence of such.

Pardon.


"Name any county in US where you can walk with opened can of beer and not being summoned, arrested or fined?
Name any county in US where you can do same with lit up pot joint?
Name any US territorial waters where you can fish unlicensed and free of any charges?
In most counties prostitution isn't legal, In most counties you can't have sex in your personal vehicle!
In most of these cases you can get arrested!"

Everyone in America must have a terrible life then...
I owned the wee NAD, and it's a hoot. Many input options as well. Way more powerful than it looks. 
I have been reading about them both in forums. People seems to prefer the sprout over the NAD.


I am sure your nephew will be happy either way! The sprout has phono in addition to digital. Be great with a pair of B5s.

The B5s are smaller probbably easier to transport. He is not expecting anything like that. It would be a wonderful time. 
Thank you all for your advice .
For headphones I would get your nephew a pair of Grado SR60e's. That's what started the hi-fi bug for me.
Oh God ... I am holding my fingers back from responding to the pro Cuba posts. Help me ... help me ... 
Introduce him to the high end, but for the love of good, if you truly care about him, NEVER tell him about Audiogon.

Obviously meant God.
Auto-correct on cell phone typed it for me.
When I came first to Santiago, than to Havana on sail boat, I was telling "Russo" "Russo" and was cheered and welcomed everywhere. It was indeed an Island of freedom where general population has substantially less anger to foreigners and to each other. 

I know one can drink beer on the street in New Orleans. The bums in NYC drink their wine on the sidewalks, and I'll bet joints are openly smoked in San Francisco, and perhaps Portland Oregon!
Heard that. USA, USA, Were actually on the verge of nominating Trump for President??? No there's nothing wrong with America!!
Scary to say the least! No because of Trump but yes for his supporters ....
How about a pair of Vanatoo speakers. All in one with amp,dac and bluetooth. I thought they were pretty impressive at Axpona.