What do you think of my selection?

Hello everyone,

I have been away from high end audio market for quite a long time. I have decided to purchase a new system. My budget is very low (about $3.5k), and I live in a small town that does not have a high-end audio shop. I think the closest city that might have a nice one is Denver which is about an 8 hour drive. On top of that, I am handicapped and do not drive, so it would be a hassle to find someone to drive me there and back.

I have been reading reviews and talking to some people, and I have chosen the following equipment:

Marantz SA- 8003 Audio CD Player
Marantz PM-8003 Integrated Amplifier
PSB Image T55 Tower Speakers

This fits in my budget (I need to get quality cables and a cabinet), and I can, in the futre upgrade if need be. My listen room is rather large (25' x 20') with hard wood floors and a high ceiling. I listen to mostly rock, blues, jazz, and classical.

Base on the information above, what do you think about the equipment that I have picked out? Is there something you would substitute? If there any other model that, for a little bit more money, would be noticeably better?

Any advise you can offer would be greatly appreciated!


consider NAD amp, they mate well with psb speakers, which are excellent for the price.