Thanks guys, I figured spending more on speakers would be the way to go, oh and I'll be using this in near field settings - I'm going for some monitors as well strongly considering the M- Audio BX5 D2's but it's pretty much a straight fight between them the ROKIT RP5 and the Yamaha HS50 at different price points and what I can justify spending right now.
Basically I'm going for music listening but I want a clean and accurate sound which is a transparent window into the music - hence the monitors and the properly mastered uncompressed vinyl for proper dynamics.
Can't really tell from Youtube videos, let alone get the full picture, but the M-Audio monitors seem like they sound fantastic - definitely agreeing more with the sound they seem to produce. As for the turntable I'm considering the Pioneer PS-900 either that or there's a Marantz one for same price pre built. Basically with the record player I want something that's not cheap plastic and looks like it's mounted on a tinker toy and obviously I want something I can output to my monitors when I get them.
I'm thinking then that the final audio should be pretty much exactly what the engineers heard when them and the band gave the final mix the OK for mass production to other mediums. Should be the next best thing to being there in person. And I've got most of the equipment needed on hand should I decide to get into recording and mixing myself.