First, let me start off by saying... I hate this place!!!!
Just came in for opinions on new cans to leave my Shure's 440s at home (replacing my Grados SR60
that I broke!) and take to work the new ones and now... well... I want to keep spending what I DON'T have!!
Anyway, yesterday I started a new thread on another section of the site:
wondering which way I should go when buying a cheapo turntable to play my vinyls and 7s
I have NEVER played. I figured just getting the ART USB PhonoPlus v2 Pre-amp would be
OK since I just wanted to listen to the LPs... and could also connect them (I found out here) to my
Powered Monitors... but no... now I'm thinking of:
1) getting a decent budget minded CD player also
2) getting decent budget minded headphone amps
And that's the thing... I'm not sure what to do.
1) Buy the Audio Technica AT-LP60, buy a pre-amp (if it will result in better audio),
a cheap/decent headphone amp AND buy a decent CD player (maybe Cambridge Audio Topaz CD10 or
NAD C 515BEE or something cheaper) and another headphone amp!?!?
That would leave me with: turntable + amp ... separate... CD + amp and that's it.
or should I
2) Buy the Audio Technica AT-LP60, buy a pre-amp (if it will result in better audio), buy a decent CD player
(maybe Cambridge Audio Topaz CD10 or NAD C 515BEE or something cheaper), buy an integrated amp (maybe
pairing the mentioned CD players with Cambridge Audio Topaz AM10 or NAD C 316BEE) and use the headphone
out of that amplifier?!?
or should I
3) Buy the Audio Technica AT-LP60, buy a pre-amp (if it will result in better audio), buy a mini hifi
integrated solution (such as Cambridge Audio One+ or Denon D-M38S) and use the headphone out
of that mini system...
Headphone out is more important than connecting and getting audio through my powered monitors...
If I can do it, great, if not I wont mind... but... which way should I go?!?! (created a poll too BTW)
I guess at the end of the tally I will then take MORE recommendations (i.e. which amps, good price/performance
equipment, etc. etc.)
Remember though, I'm a newbie but I also like good fidelity/quality in what I listen to (which is mostly
Rock/Punk/Metalcore/Emo and Bosa/Salsa etc,.) so which is the best option to experience music bliss
could you guys help me?
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