I am planning to purchase the Pro-ject Debut Carbon turntable and the Wharfedale Diamond 10.1 speakers (or maybe Paradigm Atom v5). The final stumbling point: an integrated amp!
My budget for the amp is around $500, although if I could spend less that would be great. The Music Hall seems to me to be best-in-class for that price range, although I've read good things about the Cambridge Audio Topaz AM1 as well. Is the Music Hall worth the extra $150?
Any other advice regarding good amps in that price range would also be appreciated. I am leaning towards an integrated amp as opposed to a receiver, as I intend this to be a dedicated vinyl system and space is at a premium. But I'd be interested in hearing if there are receivers in the $500 price range that will outperform the sound of the Music Hall or Cambridge Audio.