I'm coming from a sad setup of a portable turntable (Numark PT-01USB) into a vintage Pioneer Sx-737 Receiver/FM Tuner (WHICH JUST BROKE) out to some '70s wood cabinet speakers.
For digital, I run through my Mac to Mbox2 (WHICH JUST BROKE) to Tannoy Reveal Active 110V Monitors.
This has gotten me through college years of vinyl collecting and mp3.
Needless to say... I need a major upgrade. (Budget $600-900)
After hours and hours of research, I keep landing on the Pro-ject Carbon Turntable. So that's settled. But I'm really hung up on the receiver.
Many threads suggest the Harman Kardon 3490 receiver...but I was wondering if this is ideal in quality/price if all I want is to listen to records, add a cassette player, and stream music from my laptop? I have no interest in surround sound through my TV...and I'd be fine with attaching a bluetooth dongle seperately - this feature doesnt have to be built in.
Also, I'm wondering if I can use my powered Tannoy monitors with a vinyl>reciever setup...or if I need to buy stereo specifc speakers.
Any suggestions are welcome. Thanks so much in advance!