Very new to the whole hifi setup world after living in iPod/iPhone connected to small speakers for sometime. Grew up in the age of CD's using mini hifi systems, but for years now been fully digital. I want to go back to the old school vinyl and will need the turntable, amp and speakers.
Need all the advice I can get, so here is some info;
- room this will go into is a large rectangle lounge which is approx 7x5m. Mostly carpeted with some tiles, large windows but have double blinds on them. No idea what the acoustics would be like, but that isn't a concern right now
- don't want to connect a computer or stream anything right now, but being able to connect the iPod/iPhone would be good, either now or in the future. From the little reading here I am guessing that a DAC would be required but I certainly need to learn more about that
- saw some chatter yesterday about these bookshelf speakers and opinions are a little varied, but they seem to be a good "quality vs price" option. Plan is to have the setup on a sturdy TV stand that I already have in place, so bookshelf size is what I am after first up
I guess I am seeking broad advice on new vs second hand, as well as info about turntables. What is more important in this three piece setup? TT, amp or speakers?
Thinking that $1k would be about my max, still waiting on my work bonus figures and how much the tax man will slug me!! Very broad questions here I know, but I am not in a massive rush to put something together and want to make sure I am maximising my value as an entry into what seems to be a deep rabbit hole!!