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Oh I thought it was digital or analogue. I know diddly squat about record players.

SNAP. My brain read 'and' but processed 'or'.

I can't suggest a record player. It wouldn't be logical. :minikev:

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Yamaha CDN301 - CD Player, DAC, Network Streamer, Airplay all in one

Yamaha AS301 Amplifier

QED Bluetooth Puck (to cover all digital bases)

Project RPM1 Carbon

Ortofon 2M Blue Cart

Graham Slee Amp 2 Phono Stage

that leaves about £800 for speakers..

Tannoy Precision 6.2 or Q Acoustics Concept 40's.

That will be a defined and accurate but warmed and chocolately sound. Lovely.

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As per the bits to the left. I am very satisfied.

Thorens TT - £300

Nice new plinth £150

SME arm £300

Goldring 1012GX £300?

Rega Mira £500?

Wharfeldale Diaomond 9.0 £100?

Rega Phono mini £100

Kenwood DP7090 _£300?

Leak Troughline £0

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My Cheviots were £1000 after refurb

Passive pre 150

Chromecast audio £30

HH power amp £150

Planar 2 + Nad PP1 - £300

so under £2000. Yes I have the Teac CD and DAC - £250 I think I paid, so still under £2000...

Any basic rega/pro-ject type deck, a rotel/nad/rega type integrated and a decent pair of speakers and you're away.

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As per the bits to the left. I am very satisfied.

Thorens TT - £300

Nice new plinth £150

SME arm £300

Goldring 1012GX £300?

Rega Mira £500?

Wharfeldale Diaomond 9.0 £100?

Rega Phono mini £100

Kenwood DP7090 _£300?

Leak Troughline £0

That's £50 over but don't tell my wife.

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One of my most satisfying is definitely my SBT into Kinshaw Perception DAC, Lentek integrated and Kef Reference 104.2.

My total cost for that system was £820. That quality, today, at least £5k.

I know the speakers were about £1,800; the amp £745 (1978), the DAC £800 (1995) so high end gear back then. If it sounded good then it does now!

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An affordable TT Thorens or Techincs an affordable yet quite Decent cartie: Grado etc

An NAD Inty

and The best speakers your remaining $$ can buy.

This can be a Good to very good setup. Clean tunefull and impressively pleasing.

..Just below... the system resolution threshold where half of your recordings become unlistenable.

Important that :-)

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The current setup - some second-hand stuff, some I've had since new:

NAD C315 - £95 S/H

NAD C541i - £115 S/H

Pro-Ject Phono Box E - £40 New

Rega P1 - £220 New - had for a few years

Wharfedale Diamond 10.3 - £300 New - had for a few years

Sony MDS-JB980 - using as a DAC - £260 New - had for a few years

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Good thread!

My nomination is my;

TEAC PDH600 CD player - £400

SONY TA-F770ES amplifier- £265

Celestion Ditton 120 loudspeakers- £60 or Impulse H6 loudspeakers- £175

All these components combined provide an amazingly musical sound- the Celestions in particular was a massive surprise.:notworthy:

NB;Being a bit cheeky if l may, the SONY/Celestion when paired with my maxxed Gyro sounds spectacular.:cool:

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I recognise lots of the nominations...Rega, Celestion, Yamaha, NAD come up again and again in threads like these. It's interesting that some find the greater their breadth of experience, the less they need to pay to build an enjoyable system. No willy waving going on here thank the lord. :)

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This exactly!

I've spent thousands upon thousands over the years I've been into hifi, to find that I prefer spending as little as possible and finding older stuff is more enjoyable!

More or less going back to the basics that I did when I first started buying hifi in the mid 90's!

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This exactly!

I've spent thousands upon thousands over the years I've been into hifi, to find that I prefer spending as little as possible and finding older stuff is more enjoyable!

More or less going back to the basics that I did when I first started buying hifi in the mid 90's!

:goodone: There seemed to be more emphasis on music back then, rather the accuracy of todays components?

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DIY LS35a clones (£180)

DIY passive pre (£50)

Luxkit Z504 Power amp (£350)

Technics 1200 deck only (£100)

SME 3009 modded by sonic cirkle ( free)

Sony NS900v SACD/ DVD player (£45)

MF digilog DAC (£65)

Total cost £790 and sounds great.

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Yup! Spot on @Tarzan

Last week I picked up some Acoustic Energy AE109's for £50 locally; they were a little worn on their edges (the black ones); but a bit of black furniture wax and a good buff and they look brand new! Them, with my old Arcam Alpha 5+ amp and a my old Arcam CD72 CDP and its a great sounding system for the spare bedroom upstairs. Plus, means the wife can listen to those shiny discs rather than faffing about 'streaming via iTunes' as she calls it haha

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