Hi everybody, first post.
So, I fell in love with vinyl, and now I'm trying to assemble a nice little dedicated system. I've always listened to music from ipods and pcs, specifically from a frankenstein-system made up by a low-end samsung home cinema amplifier/sintoamplifier/Ireallydontknow, jacked up to a couple of bookshelf speakers from a 10yrs old sony compact hi-fi. All of this connected to my 2008 white macbook through a aux-minijack line.
I've looked around a bit, and here's my plan:
Turntable: Pro-ject Debut III (already bought)
Amplifier: Marantz PM5004, or Denon PMA-510AE
Loudspeakers: Wharfedale Diamond 10.1
My questions are:
1) Is it a good system? I mean, are the components adequate to one another by quality and sound specs?
2)To connect the TT to my current system, I got a pro-ject phonobox II. Will connecting it to the Marantz or the Denon improve the signal quality by any mean? Or is it better just connecting the TT directly to the amplifier?
3)I'd like to keep using the new system to listen to music and other stuff on my pc. Is there any other dedicated component that will help in this sense? I keep reading about something called DAC, but still I haven't managed to really understand what it is...
That's it, sorry for the lenghty post!