I'll start with a disclaimer: I'm new to both the website and non-MP3 music.
I've recently started looking into records, and up to now - really liking what I'm listening to. Unfortunately, I do not have any friends that share my new found interest, and the few peoples' advice I've gotten to date was "get an MKII and a few used records". I prefer getting something new though, and doing things right (or at least as right as my budget will allow). Do note that the kind of music I enjoy varies greatly, from smooth jazz to electronic, disco to black metal.
Speaking of which, my budget for a (low-ish end) rig at the moment is set at an even 1,000 Euro (about 850GBP), looking to buy around Christmas time. I am looking for a complete set of turntable, [preamp +] amp, and speakers.
After some research, it seems that the Project Debut Carbon with the 2M Red cartridge shuold be a good enough turntable for a start, and I can find that for 350EUR. Preamp could be the Pro-Ject Phono Box MM (DC) for 75EUR.
That's about where I get lost though. What would you recommend for an amp and speakers?
Thanks in advance for reading and any advice!