The one thing I really don't enjoy is seeing people leave here empty handed. Having less expensive options at the shop is crucial. I've been cleaning house and gearing up. One of the things I've recently picked up is Bluesound. The Powernode 2i is a music streamer / 60 watt amp ($799). Pair this with some affordable speakers like the Dali Oberon One ($549, yes. I now have Dali again!) and you have a great little system! Little in size, not in sound! There's also an input for a turntable or TV! I listened to one and was quite impressed by the sound and functionality, ie., easy!!
Easily drive your existing pair of premium speakers
HybridDigital™ amp and DAC technologies ensures flawless playback with precision and clarity.
60 Watts x 2 into 8 ohms of HybridDigital™ power.
Featuring digital and analog input/output options, headphone stereo mini jack, subwoofer RCA mono.
Access and stream Internet radio stations, cloud music services, and your own local music library to multiple Bluesound Players.
Create and control a seamless multi-room system with the intuitive BluOS Controller app.
Connect Bluesound to your Amazon Echo with the skill in the Alexa app and use Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant to control Players around the home.
AirPlay 2 lets you play music or podcasts from wireless stereo components throughout your house — all in sync.