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Looking to upgrade my turntable.

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I have a very cheap turntable and i'm looking to buy a proper one. My budget is around £300. When i went to the next door shop i found out that there are a lot of things to buy not just the turntable. I'm really not into paying £700 for turntable, amp and speakers. The question is, what sort of stuff i need to play a Rega RP1 or Rega Planar 2? I'm looking for 2nd hand stuff. i don't mind buying a new Rega rp1 but i'm not into paying £400 for speakers and amp since i have no idea about them. 

cheers!

ps i found a very cheap Yamaha DSP -A5 TUNER AND AMP

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RE: Looking to upgrade my turntable.

Check out Technics SL-7 on eBay.  There is one finishing today.

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Source 1) "Inspired" Manticore Mantra turntable c/w Rega RB 301 arm, Goldring 1042 MM Cartridge, Graham Slee Reflex M phono stage, Graham Slee CuSat 50 interconnect

Source 2) Cyrus CD8 SE CD player

Source 3) iTunes (ALAC), iMac, Devolo Homeplugs, Apple TV3, Toslink, Arcam rDAC

Source 4) Technics SL-7 linear tracking turntable.

Roksan Kandy L3 amp, Spendor A5 speakers.

Other rooms: more Airport Expresses and Homeplugs with Denon AV system and Denon Mini system. 

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RE: Looking to upgrade my turntable.

Thanks! you have an idea regarding amplifiers and speakers? what should i be looking for?

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RE: Looking to upgrade my turntable.

You need an amp with a built in phono stage or you're going to have to buy a separate phono preamp.

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Source 1) "Inspired" Manticore Mantra turntable c/w Rega RB 301 arm, Goldring 1042 MM Cartridge, Graham Slee Reflex M phono stage, Graham Slee CuSat 50 interconnect

Source 2) Cyrus CD8 SE CD player

Source 3) iTunes (ALAC), iMac, Devolo Homeplugs, Apple TV3, Toslink, Arcam rDAC

Source 4) Technics SL-7 linear tracking turntable.

Roksan Kandy L3 amp, Spendor A5 speakers.

Other rooms: more Airport Expresses and Homeplugs with Denon AV system and Denon Mini system. 

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RE: Looking to upgrade my turntable.

Pioneer A400 amplifier just about to finish on eBay.  A classic in its day.

Audiolab 8000A. Another classic with a built in phono stage.

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Source 1) "Inspired" Manticore Mantra turntable c/w Rega RB 301 arm, Goldring 1042 MM Cartridge, Graham Slee Reflex M phono stage, Graham Slee CuSat 50 interconnect

Source 2) Cyrus CD8 SE CD player

Source 3) iTunes (ALAC), iMac, Devolo Homeplugs, Apple TV3, Toslink, Arcam rDAC

Source 4) Technics SL-7 linear tracking turntable.

Roksan Kandy L3 amp, Spendor A5 speakers.

Other rooms: more Airport Expresses and Homeplugs with Denon AV system and Denon Mini system. 

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RE: Looking to upgrade my turntable.

+1 for the Audiolab 8000A, great phono stage and a great amp Beer

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