With some free time on my hands once again, I am looking into building a budget, starter system, with the idea of digitizing records for portability use while also being able to use it for at home, recreational use when playing records.
I am also trying to build something I can gradually upgrade over time without having to spend large amounts at a time. This includes any DIYs if needed. Right now age isn't of my concern, simply quality.
Currently I have a pair of Fisher ST-830s and a pair of Jenson J543 hooked up to a random Philips Home Theater System I plan on ditching.
I have a collection of music ranging from Flight of the Bumblebee to Canon to The Beatles to Diana Ross. About 50 records in relatively good shape based off of appearance and their original owner's tlc.
My budget is around $200-$300 right now. I am able to acquire stuff through online use as well as a few mom-and-pop shops, thrift stores, and pawn shops in my area, that I have casually browsed through on a few occasions.