I used to Ben Franklin quote to point out that I am indeed a newbe know nothing, but in this age of information only the willing can continue to be ignorant.
I know nothing about audio equipment. The sad thing is I collect cds but proper audio set ups are an enigma... which is even more awkward because I am a traind electrician. I just find the aduio world more overwhelming then a project at a home from the 1960s. This is mostly from the selection process.
I am not an audiophile. I don't really want to be. I just love music. I'd listen to it from a coffee can if I liked the sound. I collect cds (about 800plus) and listen to them through my laptop mostly which is connected to H/K speakers. It sounds good enough for me and offers good portability. I probably could have gotten by with this for a while I inherited a record collect and listened to some of them at a friends (we listened to mostly folk) and now I want to set up a center system that ca handle both the records and cds.
Pretty typical question I'm guessing? But I have another addiction besides music, mid-century modern furniture. I don't want my set up to look out of place in all the teak and plywood. I haven't decided on putting it on a credenza with my TV or doing some sort of stand alone shelf system. So I guess I am asking to newbe questiong of helping and explaining to me what I need while helping me with the aesthetics of it all.
I am on a budget. I would like to keep it cheap, like I said I am not an audiophile and won't notice the difference 5grand will buy me. I have been thinking Rega for the turntable but have no idea for a receiver, or cd player. The speakers are what I see as the most important because they way they look will have the pass the significant others judgement. I'm thinking something small and RETRO looking would be great. Is there a company that still cater to the retro look?
Once again thanks for any help, and excuse and typos I am getting used to a smaller keyboard.