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    If you were wanting to add a turntable into your system, to play predominantly 2nd hand vinyl (jazz, soul, folk, 70s rock), what would be the best way to split a budget of £1000? ie what percentage on the turntable and on the phono-stage?

    (note : I already have a wall-shelf and spare DL-110, so just need to cost turntable, arm and phono-stage)

    Would it be sensible to buy a CA640P and spend the rest on turntable/arm?

    Or, spend £500 on a better phono-stage and £500 on a lesser deck/arm? etc

    2nd hand is always my preference


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    best turntable you can affor, then phono stage imo.
    If you can budget £700 odd for a s/h tt, £300 will buy you a top s/h phono stage.
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    I would say the 640P, especially with a Denon DL110, they blend very well. Being a Rega nut I would suggest a ex dem P5 and power supply if you can find one.
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    dudywoxer wrote:
    I would say the 640P, especially with a Denon DL110, they blend very well. Being a Rega nut I would suggest a ex dem P5 and power supply if you can find one.
    This would be my choice too.

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    stickman wrote:
    Would it be sensible to buy a CA640P and spend the rest on turntable/arm?


    Yes , and another £125 onone ofTHESEif you are gonna be buying a lot of 2nd hand records.

    £800 buys a lotta 2nd hand TT.

    enjoy.

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    £150 gets you a Creek OBH (-17 I think) which is a perfectly decent soundstage and leaves enough for a really primo turntable (new or second hand frankly!

    I'd get solid but easily upgradeable TT (nottingham allows various power supply and platter upgrades) with a reasonably budget tonearm (rega rb250 - 2nd hand even). that way you get the basics in place and the bits you'll want to upgrade are all the slightly cheaper ones...

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    Rega P5 and a Puresound P10 phono amp if you want new.

    Or as Al said, a used Sondek (with a decent arm)and a Puresound P10

    I've been using a loaned P10 for the past 5 days and it's fabulous - a decent upgrade from a P75 imho (although it's MM only which won't be a prob with the DL110).



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    Turntable, Arm, cartridge, phonostage, is the order in which I would work.
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    Stickman - I have done exactly as you are proposing.

    I have spent the bulk of my dosh on the TT and got the 640P which does just fine. I realise it is prob the limiting factor, but it can be changed in the future. For now, my new (to me) TT is sounding just great.

    Palmer 2.5 Turntable, SME M2-10, Lyra Kleos, Puresound P10/T10 or Sonneteer Byron CDP into L300/845M and out of Acoustic Energy Reference 1s

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    For a £1,000 budget you could probably get away with a Rega P5, Denen 110 and CA 640p as has been suggested above, and with the change I would also add the external Rega PSU which is meant to significantly boost the performance of a P5.

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    £700-800 2nd hand TT

    £300-200 Phono stage

    Upgrade cart down the line.

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