Massage therapist looking for stereo for office

Hi All- My massage therapist is looking for good sounding "used" stereo (CD, amp, speakers, etc.) for her office. She has two massage rooms. One is 10' x 13' and the other is 9' x 9' plus the waiting room 12' x 22'. Unfortunately, she can only afford around $1,000-$1,200. She plays ambient music, soft jazz, light classical, and "light" world beat. She would like a good sounding system. What suggestions do you have for her? Thanks, Ross
I'm glad to see the L-40 by NAD recommended here. I will say that in my system this one piece receiver/with cd player integrated is very musically satisfying--even relaxing. The sound is warm and somewhat laidback with my speakers. Have not hear it with the PSB Alphas, but buying a speaker/amp that are known to work well together deserves an audition. I couldn't imagine a better component than the NAD L-40 to serve as the basis for a simple, yet musical system. Highly recommended.
When I read the initial post the first time, I was thinking it was for only two rooms, but it's for three. I doubt either the Linn Classik or the NAD L-40 (an excellent recommendation as well, especially since it could be purchased new within the specified budget) support three speaker outputs. To make a complete recommendation, somebody probably needs to recommend a serviceable, non-degrading "splitter" to feed multiple sets of speakers. -Kirk
The ADCOM GFS-3 sells for around $100 and while no switch is completely non-degrading, it is pretty good. It also provides impedance protection for the amp. In this price range it's a good compromise between Ratshack and something far too expensive.
Thanks for all your responses. Looks like I'll suggest the NAD L-40. She'll need approx. 20 feet of speaker cable to run the speakers in each of the rooms. Any suggestions for decent quality speaker cables that will work well with the NAD? Ross
I think you are making a mistake. I am sure the NAD L-40 is a fine piece, and would do well in an office system that is intended to be used for one room. But, you describe a multi room use. Plus, other than using the tuner, she will be limited to the length of one cd. Will she stop the massage to wash the oil off her hands and change the disc? I hope not during my session. Plus, when you are face down, (it is that kind of massage parlor, right? [:)],) you are not doing critical listening. You just want quality ambient sound that is convenient and contibutes to the whole experience. You need power, more than the L-40, to push the overall 6 ohm load a multi room contoller (like the Niles) results in. BTW, get a couple of spools of good quality "home theatre" wires for the runs, they will be fine. Good luck. Charlie