I'm by no means an expert on audio or anything like that, but I thought it would be fun to buy a turntable with some decent (in my eyes) speakers. I'm on a budget of <$200 for everything, so this is what I came up with after reading up on a few forum posts.
Turntable: Audio Technica AT-LP60 (http://www.amazon.com/Technica-AT-LP60-Automatic-Driven-Turntable/dp/B002GYTPAE)
Including some 16 gauge speaker wire and some banana plugs, the total comes to $184.15. Before anyone goes out and says to look for a used turntable, I'd like to say that I would highly prefer a new one that I know will work for a decent amount of time, and also that I do care quite a bit about the aesthetics. I quite like the look and size of the LP60. Any opinions/suggestions will be appreciated, thanks guys.