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buying first time Turntable/pre amp/speakers advice please

Hello all,

Apologies in advance if this comes up as a duplicate post

for some reason my first post has disappeared.

anyway,im currently looking to purchase my first TT

After hours and hours of looking at reviews,this is what i think im going to settle on

Rega rp1

pre amp (not sure.maybe the rega preamp)

Q acoustic 2020i

I have around 1000 euros to spend on this

Would any of you wise souls be able to give me recommendations please?

does this sound like an ok set up?

any alternatives you could recommend?

what cables would be best to go with this?

thanks in advance

 

lee

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RE: buying first time Turntable/pre amp/speaker

Hello.

What amplifier are you thinking of going for? Is your specified budget for the whole system?

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RE: buying first time Turntable/pre amp/speaker

standard rega pre amp

and the 1000 euros is for the whole set up

regards lee

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You'll need an integrated amplifier to power the speakers too. The pre-amp provides equalisation and increases the level of the signal from the TT up to 'line level' only. So if you were to choose an amp with in-built phono stage you won't need the rega pre-amp.

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RE: buying first time Turntable/pre amp/speakers

just goes to show i know absolutely nothing!

would you be able to recommed one?

what do you think of the setup above?ok for a starter set up?

thanks for taking the time to reply to my post

much appreciated

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Brio R amp is one of the best

Brio R amp is one of the best sub £500 amps, if not the best with a superb phono stage !

I would go Brio R & Rega RP3

 

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RE: buying first time Turntable/pre amp/speakers

Pro-ject Debut Carbon would be a better turntable. (£269)

I would buy an integrated amp with a built in phono stage. (others can advise better than me on a good one in your budget.

Q Acoustics 2020i are great speakers (I'm currently selling mine on eBay), but also consider Dali Zensor 3's ( I got mine for £239)

You should find an easily good enough amp for £250, then you've got a bit of cash left for speaker cable. Some Van Damme Blue or 4mm OFC would be plenty good enough, then you're away.

Lounge: Panasonic TX-P50GT50 / Yamaha RX-A2020 / Panasonic DMP-BDT110 / Dali Zensor 3 / Dali Zensor Vokal / Mordaunt Short MS20i Pearl Edition / Roksan Radius 5.2 / WDTV My Book Live / Seagate Expansion / Sky HD Box 

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RE: Brio R amp is one of the best

wish i could afford that steve,however its way out of my budget

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RE: buying first time Turntable/pre amp/speakers

Whats the secondhand market like around you?

Failing that, stay with deck and speakers, and look for a denon integrated with phono stage that falls in budget.

 

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RE: buying first time Turntable/pre amp/speakers

second hand market is practically non exsistent here

so this is what i was thinking of getting

http://www.maplatine.com/fr/catalogue/platines-vinyles-4/platines-vinyles-manuelles-6/rega-60/platine-vinyle-rega-rp1-performance-pack-721.html

 

http://www.fnac.com/Marantz-PM5004-noir/a2894100/w-4

 

http://www.darty.com/nav/achat/hifi_video/enceinte_hi-fi/enceinte_compacte/q_acoustics_q2020i_blanc_x2.html

 

what does everyone think of this?

 

many thanks to all

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RE: buying first time Turntable/pre amp/speakers

thanks for the info big bernard

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RE: buying first time Turntable/pre amp/speakers

Yes the Denon PMA720 looks good value at £150 and includes a phono input. 

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RE: buying first time Turntable/pre amp/speakers

And don't fret too much about cables at the moment. Though obviously you'll need some  Wink

Your choice of system looks good to me.  Can you audition - I take it you're in France?

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http://www.son-video.com/Rayons/Amplificateur/Denon-PMA520AE.html

 

what about this one? do the job?

yes im in france.

think it will be difficult to test the TT but should be able to test the amp and speakers somewhere

probably not with a TT though

Thanks for your advice

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RE: buying first time Turntable/pre amp/speakers

I personally prefer denon amps to marantz, strange, as they are the same company. Dont worry about cable too much, if you can find van damme at the right money (2.5 mm for shorter lengths, 4mm if longer) its all you need for any system.

 

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