Hopless hifi/turntable beginner - help wanted
I have amassed a fairly decent collection of music and now find myself wanting to listen to it through something other than my laptop/mp3 player. I'm looking for a basic setup (record player/amp/speakers) that will last a while.
I've been reading through similar threads and I know people recommend buying second hand or buying with a view to upgrade, but I'm terrible at fixing things and so good at procrastinating that it'll probably be 10 years+ before I get around to upgrading (bought my first record five years ago - finally getting round to buying a record player!!). So, I'm looking for new, robust gear (made in uk if possible, for fixing purposes).
I do most of my listening through headphones. Here's where I'll ask a really embarassing novice question - Can headphones be plugged into speakers?? How do heaphones + hifi work?? (Side question: what about CDs? I guess I need a CD player, but that can be used with the turntable amp + speakers, right??)
I have ~£500 to spend, although I can push that a little. I am very shallow, and will pay more for things that look good
I've had a look around the forums - is this Denon PMA520AE - £139.95 - Richer sounds/Q Acoustics 2020i - £164.99 - Richer sounds/~£200 for a turntable - e.g. Project Essential turntable, Rega 1 ( http://www.whathifi.com/forum/hi-fi/good-turntablespeakeramp-beginner-se...) a good setup for me?
Wow, sorry for starting every sentence with I. Thank you for any and all help!