As the title says I'm new to the whole vinyl thing. I've done a lot of research over the last several weeks regarding putting together the necessary components for listening to, and appreciating the sound that vinyl has to offer. I have a few things in mind and I wanted to run them by the experts to see if I need to rethink my approach.
First, here is my current set up:
Receiver: Sony STR-DN1040 (doubles as surround sound receiver)
1. I'm looking at getting a decent turntable and my current budget is about $400. I've read a number of good reviews for the Pro-ject debut 3. Any thoughts on this turntable or how it will sound on the equipment above? Would you recommend another turntable within my budget?
2. I know I will need a phono preamp in conjunction with the turntable above. I've read that the ART DJ Pre-II is pretty decent for the money. Would you recommend a different one? I would be willing to spend a bit more if it was worth it.
3. What kind of RCA cables would you recommend using to connect the turntable to the preamp and preamp to the receiver? The turntable shouldn't be more than 4 feet from the receiver so I wont need a long cable.
Thanks for taking the time to read this!