The upgrade bug is nibbling. My current system is Linn LP12 with Ittok arm and K18 MM cartridge, Linn Mimic and Majik from the 90's and a pair of Rega ELA speakers with decent cables.
Upgrade options are so confusing. I suspect the speakers could be improved but how much to spend before I exceed the capabilities of the rest of the system. I listened to VAF DC-X42's yesterday and they were very impressive. Will my system handle their Signature I33's? What other speakers should I consider?
I listen mostly to pop, rock, folk. Occasional jazz and classical. My room is crap so if I'm to change the speakers I need something that isn't too fussy about positioning.
Other upgrade options include replacing any other item (obviously), except the LP12, adding a power amplifier and using the Majik as a pre-amp, adding a DAC to the CD player. More mods to the LP 12 are an option but despite a reasonable LP collection I find myself listening to CD's more these days.
I had a budget of $4-5k in mind (less would be nice) but I'd be interested to hear views on how much I'd need to spend for a reasonably significant improvement.
Comments and suggestions would be most welcome. Thanks in advance.