I've recently compiled several pieces of equipment - some at full retail price, others for next to nothing. Assuming all are in good working order, I'm looking for some recommendations on the ideal setup using these pieces simply for headphone listening.
Pro Ject Debut Carbon TT
Nad PP2i Phono Preamp
Schiit Magni Headphone amp (headphones don't require amplification, got this when I just had old turntable with phono stage)
Sennheiser 598 headphones
Technics SA-GX190 Stereo Receiver
Simplest is either:
1) TT into phono input of receiver with headphones directly plugged into receiver
2) TT into NAD into Magni into headphones
Longest trail is TT -> Nad -> Receiver - > Magni - > Headphones
I've tested multiple combinations and there isn't one that is hands down the best. I'm wondering which "should" sound the best. Again, these components weren't acquired in a logical or planned order.
Thanks you very much!