I'm looking to purchase a 2 channel amp for music only, cd and hopefully mp3's are the only inputs required and hoping for suggestions or advice on what to look for.
I have a pair of Tannoys M3 floor standing speakers, and a pair of the M2 Book-shelf speakers, both rated at 120W, (from memory, without checking...) they have had a good life running at near capacity from an old Sony amp that has finally had enough.
Ideally I'd like the new amp to play the mp3 music files I've collected over the years, some are average quality sound but it'd be great to play them on something other than a PC. Is the technology of modern digital amps able to accept a humble USB card or hard drive some how and use the amps functions to adjust the sound quality without going the PC/GUI amp road?
Budget is probably about $1000 but am easily swayed on the day if needed. No real requirements other than 2 channel only, A/B speaker switching, CD and MP3 input. Maybe 80-100W output..?
Any ideas appreciated.