Hey guys 1st post and I'm sure you get this alot from noobs wanting advise and then never showing up again (I've read allot of these trying to figure this out on my own). I'm building a new system focused on vinyl(rock,pop,folk...) I have narrowed some components down, mostly the TT http://www.needledoctor.com/Pro-Ject-Turntable-Xpression-Mk-III_2?sc=2&category=352
and the Marantz 8004, the speakers I have decided on are the Monitor Audio rx6's.
Basically I just want to know if within the price range of those components if anything better could be obtained. I don not want to buy used. I also don't know if I need a power amp? I also have no way to audition equipment because I live in a place without the luxury.
Allot of the gear I see frequently on whathifi.com is based in the UK and apparently harder to find in the US. I know the Marantz is not on this site http://www.needledoctor.com/Online-Store/Audio-Components but should I look at something else for an integrated amp, is tube amp a better component? If so why? This is just stuff I have tried to understand and have grasped just enough to give someone else bad advise..lol.
I think I'm sold on the turntable and speakers but will definitely be open to suggestions.
Plus I will be back to read what you have to say and look forward to it.