I'm looking for recommendations on a solution for my desktop setup. I listen to vinyl, FLAC, and 24-bit WAV almost exclusively, and I'm looking to get two things for my desktop:
1. A dedicated DAC + headphone amp (preferably tube) for listening to FLAC files on my Grado SR-225's (I currently just plug my headphones in to my M-Audio powered bookshelf speakers, and it sounds... not good)
2. A phono preamp to run from a record player like the Music Hall USB-1, that I'll also be using to rip vinyl to 24-bit WAV and FLAC for archiving, in to the headphone amp
I realize after researching this that I'll likely need at least two devices for this job. I was thinking I could find a dedicated phono amp to pair with something like the Maverick Audio TubeMagic D1, which would serve as both a DAC and a headphone amp. The main constraint is that I'm looking to not spend more than $600 on this total setup. The D1 is around $200, and the table is around $250, so that gives me another $150 toward a phono preamp.
Any recommendations on any part of this setup would be very much appreciated. Thanks!
PS. For what it's worth, my main room setup is a Luxman PD-277 turntable with a Grado Blue cartridge, running to a Marantz 2275, which powers a pair of Boston Acoustics T-1000 speakers. That is the sound I'm accustomed to and love, and I'm trying to at least get in the same solar system of sound from my desktop setup. Hopefully that analogy makes sense.