System matching isn’t an exact science, so bear these points in mind…
Don’t partner bright-sounding products or warm, richsounding components either. You’ll get a mushy, sonic soup and no one wants that. Find hi-fi separates that complement each other and enhance the overall performance. A general rule is that most CD players are compatible with most amplifiers, and most amplifiers can drive most speakers. Still, care with partnering will give more optimal results. Think of hi-fi separates as rowers pulling in the same direction. Detail, dynamics and timing should be handled in a way that doesn’t impair them. A speaker with good timing will falter if your CD player isn’t as good in this respect. While it’s tempting to use the free, supplied cables, don’t. They’ll get you going, but you’ll almost certainly get better performance from dedicated specialist cables. As always, trust your ears – they’re the best tools for figuring out what you want.