Hi there. I just purchased my first entry level hi-fi turntable setup, a Music Hall 7.1 w mojo cart and the music hall a15.2 amp. I'm looking for a few suggestions - first, any recommendations on a shelf or stand or surface sit the table on and second, any suggestions on a good but affordable pair of speakers. Ideally I am looking for something that will pair well while hoping to get some more bass umph out if it. thanks.
You can't go wrong if you build or buy a wall mount shelf for your TT.
The only speaker advice I have is "Get out there and audition some speakers. Don't buy any speaker you haven't heard and liked. Buying speakers on a recommendation is like letting someone else choose your mail order bride. You'll most likely be unsatisfied."
First of all, it would be best if you state a price range for your speakers. Second, you may want floorstanding speakers...or not.
In my opinion, the PSB Image T6 speakers are probably the best-sounding speakers you can get for under $1500; period. They are floorstanding speakers and not too wide; easy to fit most situations, and cost $1300/pair. Read the Stereophile review.
If you want bookshelf/monitor speakers, the Monitor Audio Silver RX-2 are very good.They run around $900-1000 depending on the finish.
For a stand to put your stereo gear and/or TV on, I suggest that you check out the TechCraft website. They have both metal/glass shelf units and wood furniture syle units of all kinds, and the quality is excellent for the price. The SWH4024 might be what you are looking for. Amazon has it in black or walnut veneer for around $240.
I have my MMF-7 and some gear on a similar unit and have my 60" TV and some more gear on a HBL60 stand to the left of it.
I think your choice of amplifier and turntable is very very good.