hey guys -
my rega p1 has been in the closet for years now and i'm finally looking to get it spinning again. i used to feed it into a cheap phono preamp into a cheap headphone/speaker tube amp ( i want to say it was a little dot but i know it wasn't.... same price point though) and i had wharfedale diamond 9.0 or 10.0 speakers. i'm looking to spend around $1000 for decent speakers and amp. i'd also like to know if getting a good phono preamp is recommended (and why?)
i was thinking about these http://www.musicdirect.com/p-41245-focal-chorus-705v-bookshelf-speakers-pr.aspx. as far as an amp goes i'm really on the fence. i've always enjoyed deep tubey texture (my hd650 + darkvoice 336i combo was pure heaven to me) but i'm not sure i want to deal with tube rolling again or the heat. lastly i want it to pack a little punch. i want the setup to be in my room but i also want to be able to crank it up and listen to it while i cook, etc. ( I live in a small apartment and my neighbors don't care about the noise). an amp with multiple inputs also is a plus as i have a cdplayer too.
also, as i've been totally out of the audio world loop, if you can link me to some good vendors or informative sites so that i can read up on my own, i would appreciate it! I've missed you head-fi :)
edit: noooooo my 667th post >:(
Edited by keanej6 - 7/24/12 at 7:17pm