Originally Posted by nyka11day
Hey flatmap, thanks for help! I have strong interest in the Onkyo player as I am thinking this may be exactly what I'm looking for. In regards to the Schiit amp, i am now thinking about plugging in two sources. I have a audio-technica AT-LP60 turntable and (hopefully soon) a CD player. What kind of possibilities are out there if I wanted them both plugged into the same amplifier? Optimally, I would love to have both systems plugged into an amp and then i can easily switch between them while using my headphones plugged in. Any ideas?
Will you have loudspeakers or is this a headphones-only rig?
For multiple inputs, generally you're in the market for a preamp or integrated amp. It's also possible to by a "passive preamp" or a switching box.
Turntable is a great idea. Do you already have a phono preamp? In older equipment, a phono preamp would have been built in. But it's not so common now. Options are to buy a stand-alone phono preamp, look for a vintage receiver, or look for one of few modern brands that offer this as an option.
Have you set a budget? You can see that this starts to add up!
Another thought: do you have any interest in assembling preamps, amps, etc. from a kit? You can get a very affordable
rig this way and very satisfying. Bottlehead or Hagerman are both companies that make well-received audio kits.