So, as I have been on here researching headphones, my dad has given me his full mid sixties to late 90's rock collection. Everything from rolling stone box sets to Beatles well over 600 to 800 albums. Now it is time to get a turntable setup. You are going to be thinking with all those album he had to have a turntable, my brother rcvd the B&O Beco center with turntable and tape deck, and some jbl studio monitors. He already had a huge album collection and what I rcvd is basically what he really did not want. I have been able to acquire a nice Marantz 2325 vintage receiver fully refurbed, but I still need speakers and turntable.
The turntable I was looking at was Pro-ject Debut Carbon with red 2m cart. Lots of good reviews and looked like a good mid price way to start. Also unsure if I need this Pro-ject Phono box s. brush,scale cleaning supplies. Anything else I might need ? or anything else I should be looking at ?
Speakers I do have a opportunity to get some linn Helix II with stands. for a very low price, should these be good? Or is there something else in the 150 to 500 range. Or do I need to step it up :)
I do have Sennheiser hd600, Klipsch v3 iem. I do have a Modi Magni combo coming along with westone 4r.
I have been reading a lot about vinyl ripping. I do have a couple of 24/96 rips that sound like nothing I have have ever heard on my nexus 4 with Klipsch v3( just waiting on amp for hd600 and westone 4r) they blow away anything I have heard to date. So back to vinyl ripping, I have read a lot it is time consuming and will sound like crap till you get it right and it will take lots of time. I am down for that, I need a good hobby. I am sorta stuck on gear for it.
This is sorta what I see to be the easiest. I would go from Pro-ject Debut to Phono Box S to an Analog to digital converter with some type of computer output like usb or fire wire for conversion to flac and post processing to remove pops snaps and crackles. Here it seems to range from 2,000.00 to 100.00 for a ADC. I do see what looks to be the easiest, is one of the following. Korg Mr2000, tascam Dv-ra1000 , and da3000. Are there any other systems like this that do analog to digital conversion to dsd or wav ? Should I just go with some lower cost adc to usd firewire to my pc ?
Thanks for the info and advise.