Hi all, I apologize if this post is in the wrong area, I didn't know where to start the thread.
I am interested in buying my 1st turntable and would like to know whether turntables are for me (genres/artists that I listen to) or whether I would not be gaining anything going down that track.
I would also like to know whether the Artists I will soon mention have Vinyls that are of an Audiophile quality out there or whether they were never mastered for that purpose,
Vinyls I would buy are, Nirvana, Eminem, NOFX which I would listen to most and perhaps Cat Stevens and Beethoven for the rare occasion.
I do not own any speakers yet (advice what would be best for may taste of music would be appreciated) though straight up I would be using my CIEM: TF10x8...which is a TF10 up graded to 8 drivers, and also my HiFiman HE-400. I may buy the HD800 and the JH16pro/JH3a down the track but not for now.
My current Amp and DAC is JDS LABS O2 and ODAC.
I would also consider upgrading Amp/DAC if that would be recommended.
The budget of $2000 approx does not have to include speakers.
Though if you guys believe I would gain anything from Vinyls yet recommend that I spend more, I may consider spending up to $5000.
What is required to make a complete setup?
Also can anyone explain the difference between the Vinyl size (inches), (grams) and colours etc.
What would be the ones to look for when chasing the purist sound?