I'm new to the forumn and relatively new to hi-fi audio. I have recently put together a system to play cd's and now want to get into vinyl. I want to add a turntable but want to get some advice. I currently have the following equipment:
Marantz 5004 amp
Marantz 5004 cd player
Monitor Audio BX2 speakers
I am happy with what I have so far so now I just want to add the turntable. The amp already has a phono stage so I do not really need one but I do not know the quality of it. I have about 1000.00 to spend on the turntable. Would it be better to get a entry level turntable like a Rega RP1 or Music Hall 2.2 and a good phono stage/upgrade to the table? Or just spend my budget on a Rega RP3 and live with the phono on the amp untill I get get the money for an upgrade? Any advice is appreciated.