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Ethanfr0me
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Under $1500 Vinyl System

I'm looking for my first real stereo, something that will be used specifically for vinyl (possibly a CD player in the future). Looking to spend under $1500, my room is 10x15 and I will probably need to pick some good bookshelf speakers. I'm already set on getting the Pro-Ject Debut iii, so I would need speakers and an amp setup to go with it. I plan on playing a lot of 60's + 70's prog rock (Rush, Yes), Grateful Dead, and Zappa, real smoky tunes with thick atmospheres, if that makes any difference.

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You can get a very good

You can get a very good system for that considering either closeouts or used.

A possibility:
PSB Image B25 $320/pair delivered from DMC Electronics.
PSB SP-25i speaker stands $100/pair delivered, Saturday Audio Exchange.
Jolida JD 1501A integrated amplifier $700 delivered, Spearit Sound.
Bellari VP-129 tube phono preamp $215 delivered, Saturday Audio Exchange.

http://www.stereophile.com/content/psb-image-b25-loudspeaker
http://www.affordableaudio.org/JoLida1501A.pdf
http://www.soundstage.com/vinyl/vinyl20080615.htm

I could listen to that set up all day and all night. If you are talking about $1500 for turntable, amp and speakers you could substitute the Jolida JD 1301A for $410 delivered.

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Will the Jolida drive the

Will the Jolida drive the speakers? I used to own one and the speaker had to be very efficient for the system to sound its best..It is a very reliable and good sounding amp...

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The PSB Image B25 has an

The PSB Image B25 has an in-room sensitivity of 91 dB. Even a 30 wpc amp should do well in a 10'x15' room.

Could also consider replacing the Jolida integrated amp and Bellari phono preamp with a Marantz PM8003 for $700.

http://www.goodsound.com/equipment/marantz_pm8003.htm

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