For space reasons, I need to get rid of some of my large LP collection. I'd like to digitally archive some of them and then get rid of the vinyl. So I want to make sure I do it right. I bought a USB turntable (paid about $150) and tried it out, but I'm really not happy with the results. I'd like to get something better but can't afford anything really high-end.
I've been reading a lot online about what to get, and it's a bit overwhelming. I'm looking at a Pro-Ject Debut III turntable with a Bellari VP530 preamp. Does that combination make sense? The preamp costs almost as much as the turntable which makes me wonder whether it's meant for a higher-end setup. I also read about the VP130 and NAD PP3 preamps. Is it worth it to spend the extra $ for the VP530?
I'll be using a 2010 iMac.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
I also have a B&O Beogram RX-2 turntable that's about 20 years old. I replaced the cartridge several years ago and haven't used it much since then. I'm using it now with a TC-750 preamp and wondering if I should upgrade that preamp as well. Or if I upgrade the preamp, would the Beogram be OK to archive vinyl?