I am new to these forums and after reading the post about the $500 turntable, I really had a question for the poster but didn't want to hijack the thread.
That poster mentioned the NAD226 amp. I too was thinking of these but am now leaning toward the Marantz 5004 and matching CD. They both get good reviews and are cheaper than the NAD. Plus the amp has a built-in phono amp so I'd save there too. And I think they look great!
Has anyone compared Marantz to NAD? I'm looking to spend about $1000.