Here at Doug Brady we have been helping you put together Hi-Fi systems since 1960, To this day we have sold some of the best music systems ever built from simple starter packages to the eyewatering expensive, these systems light our lives, and bring the most incredible value to your home and it all starts with your first Hi-Fi system.
We have put together some starter systems for you which give the best sound, are simple to set up and are ready enjoy after a just few minutes of set up.
British brand Rega are at the heart of some of the systems, and still design and build there equipment here in the the UK, and we are proud have been supporting them since there small beginnings in 1975, they have been manufacturing some of the best turntables, cartridges and amplifiers for the last 45 years, including the iconic Rega Planar turntable.
We would always encourage you to visit our showroom to listen to these systems yourself, you can then experience the Doug Brady vibe, which our customers (we are proud to call our friends) have done for the last 60 years. However in these times we realise you may choose to purchase these great systems online or by phone, so by putting together these starter packages our aim is to bring the Doug Brady vibe to your living room.
We love getting you involved so in this section you can have fun building your own system with the knowledge that all of these options below work perfectly together so you will get the best sounding system for your budget. We have tried to keep this simple but still wanted to give you some options so you can tailor your system to your needs.
- 1 x Rega Planar 1 turntable
- 1 x Rega io Amplifier or upgrade to the Rotel A11 Amplifier
- 1 pair of Dali Speakers, Spector 2 or or upgrade to the Oberon 1 or Oberon 5)
- 6 Metres of Speaker Cable
Our Rega starter system is ideal way to get you playing your vinyl for the first time. This system has an incredible sound for its price and will offer years of enjoyment. Both the Rega Planar 1 turntable and the Rega io amplifier are made here in the UK whilst the fantastic Dali speakers are from a Denmark.
This system with Dali Spektor 2 bookshelf speakers offer a great sound and if your buying your first vinyl system, theses offer a massive improvement over some of the real budget systems on the market, so much so our customer are taken back just how good this starter system is.
If your want an even better sound our choice would be the Dali Oberon range. The Dali Oberon 1 speakers offer a warmer more open sound, these award winning speakers offer amazing sound and perfectly match the tone of the rega io amplifier, the larger Dali Oberon 5 are a small set of floor standing speakers in the same range, these are a brilliant set of speakers and come highly recommended by us, theses would be a great for all room sizes...
The new Rega io Amplifier has won multiple awards and is the best entry level you can buy so we have put this together with Rega's Planar 1 Turntable and the amazing Dali speakers, This system has an incredible sound for its price and will offer years of enjoyment.
The Rotel A11 Tribute integrated amp has a sweet, natural presentation a great match for the Rega Planar 1 turntable offering more power and enough inputs for just about any type of two-channel audio system. You will get 4 analog inputs, a moving magnet phono input for your turntable, Bluetooth apt-X, conectivity so you can stream all your favorite tunes and even a set of preamp outputs you could use for a subwoofer or a separate power amp later. This combination has a natural sound that is very pure and sweet, almost old school tube-like, yet with all the details.