Now that my main system
is headed down the right path I'd like to fix up a bedroom system to replace a crappy old teac minisystem. I have a bunch of gear from older systems which is all too unweildy for my bedroom and not amazingly synergistic:
A pair of Mission 783s (floorstanders with the woofers on the sides)
MIT Terminator 2 speaker cable
An old carver MX150 receiver (150 wpc)
A pair of blueroom minipods
1 Pr. Homegrown Audio ICs
I don't have a ton of room so the Missions are a challenge b/c they need a good amount of space to breath, and even then they're hard to position. I like the looks of the Blueroom Minipods, which are fun, but they don't sound so great. The carver is just too big and it also needs some repairs which I'm hesitant to shell out for because it's been in and out of the shop a lot. I had a Nad c541i which I loved, but had to sell to pay for the SCD-1.
I tend to listen to more folk/jazz/soul in my bedroom so I don't need a ton of power, and would actually welcome a warmish sound. I'm also intrigued about tubes (onix? Primaluna? Jolida?...there are a bunch of Chinese ones that fit the bill but worried about reliability), but would look at SS options to
Any recommendations on a nice small integrated that would be around $300-500 used and has a remote and a CDP for around the same price?
Also, should I stick with the missions, or the minipods? I could sell both, but then what to replace them with?
I'll be upfront and say that I could probably compile a list of CDPs and integrateds, but I'm curious what you all are using or are fans of in this situation, and then what CDPs/Integrates would mesh well with my speakers, or if I should sell everything and reinvest in a new system (which leaves me with too many options).
Thanks for your help, and sorry for my typically long-winded questions!