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I would get a better cartridge for the table and consider a better DAC than the apple products. Pro-Ject is worth looking into for the DAC and the better quality Ortofons like the 2M Blue and Bronze are good for the money.Hardly know shit about audio. Trying to improve my entry-level stereo. Here’s my setup right now:
Speakers: Wharfedale Denton 80th Anniversary Bookshelf (pair; no sub woofer)
Amplifier: Yamaha A-S501 (85 watts x 2 channels into 8 ohms (20-20,000 Hz) at 0.019% THD)
Analog Source: U-Turb Orbit Plus w/built-in Pre-Amp
Cartridge: Ortofon OM 5E
Digital Source: Tidal streaming via IPhone/IPad Mini 4 (using 3.5 to RCA connections).
Wire: AmazonBasics 14 gauge
Can anybody point me in the direction of any obvious oversights or weak links that might quickly and affordably improve my sound quality? If I have $500 to spend, where should it? Being a novice, I’m wondering all sorts of stuff:
Do I need a DAC for digital conversion?
Do I need better wire or cables?
Do I need some fancy power strip?
Do I need to Bi-wire these speakers?
Do I need a clue?
Thanks for any help. FWIW, I’ll be sticking with these speakers for for the foreseeable future, most likely.