stumbled upon some old pics spring cleaning
In a 11' x 15' room it's probably impossible to beat without spending at least 5K more
I grew up listening to my father's AR Turntable feeding an Onkyo Integra amp and a pair of JBL L112s. At Christmastime, I spent some time listening to some vinyl with my gf on that system and it was sounding really, really good. I'm thinking that a nice 2 channel system would be very nice. I'm probably only really interested in dropping a grand or so (Amp/preamp/speakers), and I could probably do that by picking up an vintage Integra amp/preamp ($500 total), and dropping the rest on speakers, though I have a sent of JBL bookshelf speakers which are pretty decent. Is that reasonable, or should I really be considering something more modern -- heck, maybe I should just get a surround receiver and use that?
Thoughts? Ideas? Suggestions for components, vintage or modern, especially the amp and speakers?
(I spent a lot of time watching those VU meters dance in my younger days)
Thanks, AY and AF.
AY, I was considering some integrated amps -- it is cheaper and simpler and takes less space. I will need a turntable, and I posted about that in the turntable thread. I was considering a Rega, and AF suggested I also look at the Music Hall 2.2, but what I really wanted was appropriate guts with which I could fab my own plinth out of something beautiful.
AF, thanks for the suggestions; I believe I've heard you rep the Mangepans before. I'll look at Rotel and NAD for the amp, too.
I guess it is fairly accurate to say that surround recievers don;t really have phono stages? It would be nice to have the L and R channel speakers serve a dual purpose as the L & R for a surround setup as well, but I guess that is asking too much,