I'm a music loving college student that's managed to put some money by and want to get into listening to vinyl on an entry level system. By budget is $1000 although I will most likely have to give over a little more. I live in an small apartment and the room that the system will reside is probably about 14' x 10' or so. I listen to a lot of everything but I lean towards indie rock, Broadway and orchestral classical. So I would like something that has the soundstage to sort out the orchestra and a nice tonal quality from the bass through the highs. All this within of course within what I can reasonably expect from the level of components that I've budgeted for. I'm upgrading from a wonderful (read:God awful, however free) pair of computer speakers that are able to magically play a local country station when they are unplugged. So I'm well aware that what ever I get will be far superior. My concern is that I give myself a system that I can enjoy listen to without many upgrades for a long while. I am planning on going to medical school next year and so money isn't going to show up for the next 8-10 years. Meaning major upgrades aren't happening. Thus I want to make sure I am making good choices before I make them.
So this is what I was thinking:
-NAD C 316BEE Integrated Amp ($379)
-Wharfadale Diamond 10.1 ($349)
-Bellari VP130 Phonostage ($249)
-Rega RP1 ($391)
So this brings me to: $1368
I listen to a lot of computer audio, mostly streaming from MOG. I'd like to expand my lossless collection too and eventually get a DAC. The Schiit Bifrost caught my eye, but i think I'll just push that off for a little bit. I want to skimp a bit on cables initially too.
This is a bit more than I had wanted to spend but I think I'm pretty satisfied with these choices. I would welcome criticisms of my selections and alternatives that you guys think would be better for me. Or you can adulate me for my well thought out future Hifi set up. Either one works for me. :)