10 year old Hi-Fi needs component upgrade
I've been enjoying my entry-level hi-fi system for more or less ten years. After all this time I guess I'm missing out on some clarity and definition, especially after listening to some more modern propositions and reading What Hi-Fi ? and seeing my system had a few shortcomings.
My current system: B&W DM602 speakers (the original version I guess, not S2, not S3), NAD 312 Integrated Amp, the rest being from Technics: SL-PS670D CD player, RS-AZ6 tape deck and ST-GT350 tuner.What do you think of this ?
For a start I'm thinking of replacing the unnecessary long and outdated speaker cables with some QED Silver Anniversary XT, and the analogue interconnects from the CD player to the amp with Chord Company Crimson. Is it a good idea ?
If you had around € 350 / £ 250 to spend, which component would you replace, given that I mostly listen to CD's ?
I'm also thinking of buying a Pro-Ject Debut III turntable. If my current amp stays in the equation of the question above, I'll have to buy a phono amp right ? What's the best solution ? (the following can be read in the amp's manual: "The Phono circuit is designed to work with moving-magnet pickup cartridges or with "high output" moving-coil pickups. A low-output MC pickup should be used with an external pre-amp or set-up transformer.")
Many thanks for your attention!