Essential Component Audio Package
The Essential Package leverages the latest audio technology to offer phenomenal fidelity at an entry-level price.
The Essential Component package features all of the components of a traditional hifi setup: speakers, amplifier, turntable, and includes everything you need to get started, down to the speaker wires. All of the components in this package are best in their class and will exceed the exceptions of even the most experienced listener.
Speakers: KEF Q350
Why we chose it: The KEF Q350 Bookshelf Speaker is the newest iteration of KEF award-winning Q Series. The Q350 features a new cabinet, sleek new finishes, and an improved 6.5” Uni-Q driver Array. The Q350 contains an enhanced Uni-Q driver Array designed to smooth out treble frequencies, and reimagined crossovers to provide cleaner and more accurate bass. The front port has been moved to the back of the Q350 and internal architecture has been redesigned to reduce internal resonances to improve audio clarity.
Turntable: Pro-ject Debut Carbon EVO
Why we chose it: The best-sounding turntable made at this price point, the Plug-and-Play Pro-Ject Debut Carbon EVO includes a factory fitted critically acclaimed Sumkio Rainier moving-magnet cartridge for exceptional detail retrieval, an incredible carbon-fiber tonearm for stiffness, and DC power supply for resolute speed stability. This new update includes improved damped adjustable feet and a more massive TPE lined platter for increased flywheel effect. Packing high-end features, this turntable may be our least expensive, but punches above it’s weight.
Amplifier: Yamaha R-N303
Why we chose it: Yamaha really pushed the envelope of what is capable in an entry-class network receiver with the R-N303. Touting Yamaha’s renowned audio engineering, the R-N303 is capable of pushing 100W of high-fidelity sound to your speakers from a variety of analog and convenient digital sources. Whether you are streaming or spinning, this receiver is up to the task.
Speaker wires: Pro-Ject X1 Turntable
Why we chose it: The Essential Speaker Cables were specified for this package by Symbol Audio and feature 16 AWG wires each comprised of 26 strands of 30 AWG commercial grade annealed copper for excellent signal transmission. Each cable is 10 ft long, hand assembled to order, and have tinned ends to prevent fraying for superior contact with speaker terminals.
- Design: Two-way bass reflex
- Drive Units: Uni-Q Driver Array
- Frequency Range Free Field (-6dB): 42Hz
- Frequency Response (+/-3dB): 63Hz – 28kHz
- Crossover Frequency: 2.5kHz
- Sensitivity (2.83V/1m): 87dB
- Maximum Output: 110dB
- Nominal Impedance: 8 ohm (min.3.7 ohm)
- Weight: 16.8 lbs
- Dimension (H x W x D): 14″ x 8 1/4″ x 12″