First time posting to the Forum. Good day all!
I'm hoping to garner sound (pun intended) setup advice for my first analog/2 channel system. I have a robust A/V platform, but am aching to take advantage of a bequeathed, 500+ LP collection that has recently come into my possession. My budget is limited (I'd like to target < $3K), and so too is the listening space (I live in condo in Washington, DC). First up, the space:
Living room/bay-window alcove that measures approximately 15 ft x 13 ft. Eames easy chair, hardwood floors, and a generously sized turkish rug. That's it. That's the space where I'll be doing my listening. Large, 3 panel bay windows are the centerpiece.
I'm a bit of loss in this department. I know I'll need speakers and a turntable. What's next, the drive of the system, is where I'm totally confounded. Given my cash constraints I assume I'll need a capable Integrated Amp that has, preferably, a dedicated phono input. I realize that it may not be an option, so having a separate phono stage is fine as long as it keeps me in my price range. I already posses an OPPO BDP-103 SACD, so I'm good to go in that arena. Integrated Amps I've been considering:
* NAD C-316BEE -or- 326BEE
* Marantz PM-5004
* Outlaw Audio RR2150
That's as far as I got before being overwhelmed. Next up, speakers and a turntable. Not even sure where to begin.
Thank you, in advance, for any and all help.