Hello everyone. My name is Ezequiel. I'm from Argentina. A few years ago I found my dad's record collection and since then I've been buying and playing lps vigorously. My current system is a Technics SL-Q3 with M44C cartridge, Sansui G3000 amp and a pair of bookshelf Polk audio loudspeakers. Except for the polk audio, the rest of the equipment is quite old. The first 2 things in my upgrade plan are the TT and the phono stage. Then the amp, and later on if it's necessary the loudspeakers.
I've read tons of reviews and opinions and although I've learned a lot, I can't seem to pick one of those, some criticize a table that others worship and so on. I think I'm inclined for the rega P6 with the exact 2 cartridge but I'd like to hear everyones opinion. The VPI seems a little expensive considering that I'll have to buy a cartridge and the dust cover probably aswell. Many have criticize the concept arm and sound, but again, I've never seen it or heard it sadly.
Phono preamp considered:
-Musical fidelity V-LPSII
-Project Phono Box Mk2
-Cambridge Audio Azur 651P
-Graham Slee - Gram amp 2 SE MM
I've not looked for an amp yet since I will be out of money after this purchases, but in a near future I'd like to buy a new one aswell, so any advise will be appreciated.
Here in Argentina there are almost no dealers so I will have to make some crazy international delivery plans to get this things, so there's absolutely no way for me to try any of these equipments and eventually return them If I don't like them. My decision will be permanent, hence my doubts and the seek of external opinion.
Thank you all for your wise posts and opinions, and keep vinyl alive.
Cheers from south america.