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Recommendations for new setup

Blooze

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My hearing is not the greatest (too much loud music both concerts and gigs I've played), but I'd like to upgrade from my old 2 channel to some new gear over the next year or so. Looking for some recommendations to start with. I currently have some low end equipment that I've had for a long time. NAD C320Bee with matching tuner, Sansui Au-719, Carver 900 receiver, Polk 5B monitors with upgraded tweeters and crossovers etc., Technics SL-5 turntable, Bottlehead Seduction phono pre, Pass ACA amp, and a set of psuedo line-arrays I built. Cheap ass CDP from the early 90's maybe, and a raspi with IQAudio Dac+. I'll keep some of this (upgrading the turntable at least most likely) for a "vintage" setup to satisfy my nostalgia.

I'm looking to get a nice streamer with USB capability (I have at least 1000 CD's ripped to FLAC), DAC, and amp (although I'm currently building a My-Ref Freman off DIYaudio that is supposed to be decent because I like to build for fun) to minimize my footprint with this new system. Looking for an amp that will put out at least 40-50 wpc. Speakers are undecided yet as this will go into a smallish 13'x13' room. I know that is probably one of the most important bits, but I haven't decided if I will buy or build. Total budget is $3000-3500.
 
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