I was recently burgled, my amp (Harman Kardon home theatre-esque vibe) was stolen, but my speakers (Polk Audi RTiA5) and turntable (Thorens TD160) were not - a measure of the burgler's brains I would imagine. So I need to replace my amp, and I am taking the opportunity to replace my cartidge too.
I only used my amp for its phono and aux (ipod/laptop) stages. So I'm thinking of replacing it with a Rega Brio-R (which is within my price range). I believe this means I will, at some stage, have to get a headphone amp - nothing too flash: I have the Marshall Majors, and would need something that suited them and the rest of my setup.
As for a new cartridge, I was thinking either the Goldring 2100 or the Ortofon 2M Red?
Any and all suggestions/criticisms would be appreciated.