My father gave me a stereo system consisting of a tube amp, high end CD player and a decent set of speakers. I've been meaning to add a turntable and a pre-amp, so I'm here for advice on what to look for.
What would you suggest to get me started for my first venture into analog? I can't spend too much money or I will have to face the wrath of my wife. I'd really like to keep it in the 200-300 dollar range.
I have an old record player with the amp built in that I picked up used for cheap, but there's some distortion and the line output has some serious issues. I've resorted to using the tape output since the 8 ohm speaker output left side is shot. I'm also afraid that it might damage records over time since the unit is in rough shape. Gonna have to see if I can change the stylus out on this one so maybe it can hold me over for now.