I am looking to upgrade our open living room area’s sound system. My main system (Rega P6/Ania/Fono MC, DirectStream Jr, Parasound Halo Integrated, B&W CM10 S2s) is used for most and critical listening in a different area, but our living room area currently uses 30 year old JBL 2600s to a NAD 3020 and Sonos Connect.
The living room/kitchen is an open space of about 25’ x 15’ x 9’ (with a foyer and stairway on one side). Not optimal. I’d like something that sounds good, mostly played at low levels (background), and looks good in the room.
I was originally thinking of the NuPrime IDA-8, but have circled back to PS Audio Sprout100. No turntable, all Roon-based digital.
I’m also thinking stand-mounted bookshelf speakers (B&W, Dynaudio, etc.) in the $1000 to $1800 range.
Is the Sprout100 up to the task? Do you have speaker recommendations? Am I asking too much for the room?