My wife wants me to set up her own 2-channel system in the living room. She's still bent out of shape at me when I moved the system to the den about three years ago. She doesn't touch my 2-channel system because it's too complicated.:D She wants to press a single button to play music.
Anyway, a pair of monitor speakers will be my Valentine's present to her. I'll have to slowly build the other parts of the system. Right now I'm thinking a tube integrated amp and CDP. I have a Jolida 202 int. amp that I'm borrowing from a co-worker. I can probably use it for several months until he buys a house. For a source, I'm considering using our Tosh HD-DVD player and replacing it with a Blu-ray player. (I plan to upgrade my HT pre/pro sometime this spring or summer).
Obviously, I'm less concerned about building a high fidelity system. She'll be happy with whatever components I decide, as long as it's easy to operate. She likes tubes, though, because they're pretty. So I want to spend as little money as possible, but at the same time, I can't have a POS system.
Any ideas are welcomed. Thanks.